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Northbound I-95 east of Fayetteville reopens after truck fire

Posted September 24, 2014

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— Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 just east of Fayetteville were closed for hours Wednesday afternoon after a UPS truck caught fire near the interchange with N.C. Highway 24.

The truck was pulled onto the shoulder and engulfed in flames.

For a short while, N.C. 24 was closed where it crosses I-95.

State troopers said the UPS truck collided with a white pickup truck in the northbound lanes. Both drivers were taken to a hospital, troopers said, although they did not offer details on their identities or their injuries.

Northbound lanes were closed just before 3:30 p.m. and reopened just past 8 p.m.

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  • 123skipjack Sep 24, 2014

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    ...you think so? The article said it was a UPS truck

  • Mark Farmer Sep 24, 2014
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    as a side note the bridge above this is closed, due to they are working on the bridge for highway 24 that goes over I95

  • Mark Farmer Sep 24, 2014
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    I just went by the accident.

    basicly this happened at exit 52 north bound, and they are using the exit access road to by pass the accident, but the traffic is backed up about 3-4 miles long.

  • USMC Vet Sep 24, 2014

    There's also a burnt out pickup truck in the pictures on this story. Was the UPS truck not the only one involved in this and on fire?

  • USMC Vet Sep 24, 2014

    Prayers for the injured.

  • Steve Eubanks Sep 24, 2014
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    While you are correct, I-95 does not run through Fayetteville. It's to the east of it.

  • nobodyknow420 Sep 24, 2014

    That figures...I just sent something out UPS.

  • Anita Woody Sep 24, 2014

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    More often than not, the caption stories are wrong with misspelled words and bad punctuation, but they get credit this time, it's spot on.

  • Cindy Rose Sep 24, 2014
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    NC Highway 24 is one of the main interchanges being used to access Fayetteville while the US Highway 301 bridge is being replaced...and though I-95 does indeed run north to south, it does so east of Fayetteville. This is a good alert; drivers coming into Fayetteville will expect traffic to be backed up either side of the Hwy 24 interchange and will have a chance to make alternate plans for their travel.

  • iopsyc Sep 24, 2014

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    Re-read the sentence. The wording could be better, but they are saying that there is a fire on I-95 and the affected stretch of highway is somewhere to the east of Fayetteville. They do not indicate it's on I-95 East, but rather are providing the city as a reference.

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