Tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline ignites on I-73 in Guilford County

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UPDATE: All lanes of I-85 have reopened.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A tractor-trailer, hauling an 8,500-gallon load of gasoline, caught fire on Interstate 73, sending a plume of flame and smoke visible for miles.

The tractor-trailer ignited at about 7:33 a.m. Thursday near the Holden Road exit of I-73, according to the Greensboro Fire Department.

Highway Patrol reported the truck hit a slick spot on the road and flipped over.

The driver was able to get out of the truck before it caught fire and only suffered minor injuries, according to Highway Patrol.

Structural engineers will inspect the bridge to see if it was damaged. Officials will not reopen the bridge until it is deemed safe.

During and for a few hours after the incident, Highway Patrol closed I-85 in both directions at mile marker 120 in Guilford County.

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