Tractor-Trailer Explosion Caused Major Backups On I-77

via Tony Holland‎

This morning a tractor-trailer burst into flames after veering off the road on I-77 southbound, causing major traffic delays.

The accident in northern Mecklenburg County occurred at around 4:30am and required the assistance of multiple fire departments.

The Huntersville Fire tweeted a series of tweets between roughly 4:45am and 6am with a full progression of events at the scene;

Here’s a video showing the tractor trailer after the fire was put out;

All lanes reopend at around 8:30am this morning.

According to authories, the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.