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Hazmat situation causes delays on I-95 near Fayetteville

Posted June 10, 2011 11:55 a.m. EDT
Updated June 10, 2011 2:39 p.m. EDT

— A hazmat situation caused a backup on the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 outside Fayetteville on Friday morning.

A tractor-trailer overturned just after 9 a.m. as it was merging onto the interstate from N.C. Highway 87.

Troopers said the truck had just left the Smithfield Packing plant and was hauling 91,000 pounds of meat products. The driver, Paris Fleurant, 30, of Raleigh, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

One lane was closed as crews cleaned up a small amount of fuel that spilled, in addition to some liquid from the refrigerator that the meat was stored in.