Interstate 85 re-opens following fire

July 28, 2008 1:54:43 PM PDT
The highway re-opened around 4:30 after being shut down for more than an hour because of a fire on a big rig carrying cars.The truck was hauling new cars when it erupted into flames. A charred spot on the side of the road can be seen where it happened.

It happened in the southbound lanes in the middle of a construction zone where there's only one lane in each direction, right at the Granville-Vance County line.

It's still unclear how the fire started.

At one-point traffic was backed-up about four miles.


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