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Truck fire delays traffic on I-40 West near Durham Freeway

Posted July 17, 2013

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— Authorities briefly closed all lanes of Interstate 40 West near N.C. Highway 147 Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer caught fire on the shoulder.

It wasn't clear what caused the fire, but no injuries were reported. 

Authorities responded to the fire about 7:30 a.m., and N.C. Department of Transportation crews reopened the left lane to traffic about 8:10 a.m. All lanes reopened about 9 a.m.


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  • Scubagirl Jul 17, 2013

    "traffic was terrible - 2 hours from raleigh to durham."

    yea, but your morning wasn't near as bad as the driver's was!!!

  • sunshine1040 Jul 17, 2013

    Glad to hear no one was injured

  • archmaker Jul 17, 2013

    traffic was terrible - 2 hours from raleigh to durham.

  • chippers Jul 17, 2013

    What is auto-burn for someone who knows nothing about trucking?

  • bernireed Jul 17, 2013

    If you dont burn your exhaust or your auto-burn doesnt work.. THIS WILL HAPPEN!!!

    We got told once by our dispatch to continue driving even with the

    "DO NOT DRIVE!!!"

    light blasting away on the dash... um .. no ty. Send us a tow truck or im calling DOT...