AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are at the scene of an accident on I-20 Eastbound at the state line.

A tanker truck is on fire as a result of the accident. I-20 Eastbound is closed down and drivers are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

According to the Augusta Fire & EMA twitter, the accident involved three people, two in the car and one in the 18-wheeler. One person was evaluated at the scene but there are no serious injuries reported.

Georgia Department of Transportation still needs to assess the bridge to make sure it is safe and to make sure any chemicals are cleaned up from the scene.

Augusta Fire & EMA will advise as to when the canal can reopen for kayakers and those involved in other water related activities.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing story.