1 hurt after dump truck caught on fire on I-26 in Asheville, officials say

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 11:11 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 12:55 PM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Fire Department said one person was injured in a crash involving a dump truck fire along an interstate in Asheville on Tuesday.

According to NCDOT, at 9:20 a.m., a dump truck overturned and caught on fire along I-26 near mile marker 31 heading east. The road was also closed near the I-40 interchange.

Officials said one person was taken to the hospital with injuries.

TRAFFIC: I-40 in Asheville closed due to overturned tractor trailer
TRAFFIC: I-40 in Asheville closed due to overturned tractor trailer(NCDOT)

The following detours were encouraged to drivers:

  • Drivers on I-26 east must take exit 1B and continue straight on NC 191south to re-access I-26.
  • Drivers on I-40 east wishing to access I-26 east must continue on I-40 east to exit 50 and turn right.
    • Continue on US 25 south for 5.3 miles to NC 146 and turn right.
    • Continue for 1.9 miles on NC 146 west in order to re-access I-26 east.

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