Traffic Alert: Turner Turnpike lane closed due to semi fire

8:15 Update: The right lane of eastbound Turner Turnpike near Luther remains closed as crews use a bobcat to pick up the burned boxes of pistachios and almonds and load them into a dump truck.

The semi tractor trailer caught fire just after 2:00 a.m. near Hiwassee Road. OHP troopers say the semi driver was not injured.

No word on when the roadway will be re-opened.

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