• Big rig accident, fire closes I-77 near Statesville


    STATESVILLE, N.C. - A tractor trailer accident closed Interstate 77 in both directions near Statesville early Wednesday morning.

    Officials told Channel 9 that a big rig crashed and caught fire in the median near mile marker 52 around 5:15 a.m.

    Nobody was hurt in the accident.

    Troopers had opened the road by 7 a.m.

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