Tractor trailer fire shuts down I-77 in Cornelius

Fire destroyed this tractor trailer early Wednesday morning on I-77 in Cornelius – Picture: @DuganFOX46 Twitter

I-77 southbound was shut down by a tractor trailer fire early Wednesday in the Cornelius area.

WSIC news partner FOX 46 reports  the fire was the result of a diesel leak. The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured and nobody else was involved.

The NCDOT anticipates the interstate will fully reopen around 8:30, however, crews on-scene hope to open at least one lane by 7:30.

FOX 46’s Lauren Dugan was on-scene Wednesday morning as crews worked to remove the tractor trailer:

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