18-wheeler hauling ice cream bursts into flames on I-40 in Iredell County

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A tractor-trailer filled with ice cream burst into flames Wednesday evening and forced the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 to be shut down in Iredell County, officials said.

Photos provided by Iredell Firewire showed the cargo engulfed in flames on the shoulder of the interstate.

All eastbound lanes were closed at about 7:30 p.m. near Catawba, close to the Sharon School Road exit (Exit 141) as a result of the crash.

No injuries were reported.

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The road reopened around 10 p.m.

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