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

Tractor-trailer hanging over Rowan Co. bridge leaking fuel blocks portion of I-85

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.

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

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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.