I-77 NB reopens after fiery tractor-trailer wreck in Huntersvillle

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Huntersville Fire Department 

Drivers were stuck on I-77 northbound for hours overnight after a tractor trailer burst into flames shutting down the interstate in the Huntersville area. 

The wreck happened at I-77 NB before the Huntersville - Gilead Road Exit 23. 

Some drivers were reportedly sleeping in their cars due to the extensively long shut down. Around 4:55 a.m. Thursday, the right lane opened on the interstate. 

Around 6:00 a.m all lanes finally reopened. 

No word on the driver's injuries at this time. Check back for updates as they become available.