Portion of I-85 reopens after tractor-trailer hanging over Rowan Co. bridge leaked fuel

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities are investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer hanging over a Rowan County bridge Sunday afternoon with an active fuel leak.

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Officials said the multi-vehicle crash happened just after 1 p.m. on the Yadkin River Bridge off Interstate 85 southbound.

According to the Salisbury Fire Department, workers were able to stabilize the trailer as hazmat crews worked to safely remove fuel to avoid an explosion.

I-85 southbound was shut down at the bridge for several hours as crews removed the tractor-trailer and cleaned the scene, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

There is no word on if anyone was hurt.