Traffic stopped as tractor-trailer teeters over bridge

Authorities are investigating a crash involving a tractor-trailer hanging over a Rowan County bridge Sunday afternoon with an active fuel leak.

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

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 is shut down at the bridge, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Three of four lanes are closed near N.C. 150, Exit 84, near the Davidson-Rowan county line.

Lanes are expected to reopen soon.

Drivers have been asked to use caution while driving through the area and yield to emergency responders.

There is no word on if anyone was hurt.

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