POLK COUNTY, N.C. — A tractor-trailer fire shut down part of a busy mountain roadway in North Carolina on Monday morning.
U.S. 74 eastbound was shut down from mile marker 163 and Fox Mountain Road near Columbus at approximately 2:39 a.m. due to the crash.
WLOS reported that driver of the tractor-trailer, which was hauling frozen whole chickens, said they hit “something” in the road and pulled over to see what it was. It was then when they saw the trailer was on fire.
A tractor trailer fire shut down a section of US-74 and Fox Mountain bridge early Monday morning, emergency personnel say. https://t.co/HcaPTJTfu5
— WLOS (@WLOS_13) June 6, 2022
Trooper CS Perry Memorial Bridge was closed off due to the fire, which was extinguished by the Columbus Fire Department. The North Carolina Department of Transportation inspected the bridge and said there was minimal damage done and “no structural integrity compromise.”
No injuries were reported.
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