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13 Dec 2018 | 07:30 PM UTC

US: Congestion expected on I-73 (Guilford county, NC) after accident Dec. 13

United States of America News Alert

Lingering traffic disruptions expected on Interstate 73 near Greensboro (Guilford county, North Carolina) after tractor-trailer catches fire on December 13; highway closures reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/13/2018, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Guilford county (North Carolina)

Event

Lingering traffic disruptions are anticipated on Interstate 73 near Greensboro (Guilford county, North Carolina) after a tractor-trailer overturned on the route and caught fire on the morning (local time) of Thursday, December 13. The truck was reportedly carrying 3200 liters (8500 gallons) of gasoline when the driver lost control of the vehicle on an icy patch of the I-73 South bridge traversing I-85 North; authorities closed I-85 in both directions at mile marker 120 and I-73 south at the I-40 split. According to local sources, all lanes of I-85 have been reopened as of 14:15 (local time).   

Advice

Individuals traveling in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, prepare for lingering traffic disruptions, plan to take alternative routes, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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