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I-77 Shuts Down Due to Major Crash Involving a Large Truck

May 11, 2018
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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The northbound lanes of I-77 in Charlotte, North Carolina, are shut down following a major tractor-trailer fire this afternoon.


The fire started just before 1 p.m. on I-77 at Sunset Road.


No injuries have been reported.


More than 30 firefighters and several agencies responded to the blaze.


Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.


Miles long traffic backups have been reported in the area, with many drivers exiting their vehicles and standing outside on the roadway. It isn’t clear when the northbound lanes of the interstate will reopen.


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