Truck carrying explosives overturns in Gastonia

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Credit: Gastonia Fire Department

A truck carrying explosives overturned Monday afternoon in Gastonia, according to Gastonia Fire Department.

The accident happened about 3:30 p.m. on Highway 321 near Rankin Lake.

A hazardous material team worked to secure the truck. According to GFD, the load was secured about 4 p.m.

The driver was not injured.

Highway 321 was blocked heading southbound at C. Grier Beam Blvd. and northbound was blocked near Tulip Drive.

As of 4:45 p.m., all northbound lanes of Highway 321 and one southbound lane had been reopened.

The southbound lanes are expected to close again when a wrecker arrives, according to GFD.

It's unclear what kind caused the truck to overturn or the kind of explosives the truck was carrying.