GREENSBORO, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A tractor-trailer hauling fuel erupted into fire Thursday morning in Guilford County, sending a plume of smoke and flame above Interstate 73.
The wreck happened about 7:33 a.m. on I-73 in Greensboro near the Holden Road exit, according to the Greensboro Fire Department.
It's unclear if anyone was injured.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Due to a large incident, I-85 is closed in both directions at mile marker 120 as well as I-73 south at the I-40 split. Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/6DgL76TbGG— Guilford County EMS (@GuilfordEMS) December 13, 2018
Highway Patrol closed I-85 in both directions at mile marker 120 in Guilford County. I-73 south at the I-40 split is also closed.
Renee Beck was on I-73 and drove past the flames.
"I could feel the heat inside my car when I went past it. I just prayed that anyone involved was ok," Beck told FOX 46. "It even shot fire balls all down the side of the highway for a ways away."
Troopers advise drivers to take I-73 north to travel through the area.
FOX 46 reported on this story from Charlotte.