Highway 321 reopens after frozen food truck catches fire, causes closure

HICKORY, N.C. — A section of northbound U.S. Route 321 is reopen in Hickory Tuesday morning after a truck filled with frozen food caught fire and closed the roadway.

The incident happened near the Interstate 40 interchange, officials said.

Eyewitness News reporter Dave Faherty captured video at the scene shortly after 9 a.m.

Firefighters said they believe the fire started when the truck's brakes overheated.

With temperatures around 10 degrees, officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol asked the state Department of Transportation to put down sand and salt in the roadway where water from the fire froze.

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