ARCHDALE — Motorists on Interstate 85 in North Carolina are forced to detour, and homes and a school are evacuated after a tractor-trailer carrying explosives overturned.
N.C. Transportation Department ssaid the truck, which was carrying an ammonium nitrate slurry and blasting caps, flipped on its side around 7 a.m. Monday. Authorities say the explosives inside the truck were “stable” and all ignition sources removed.
A Randolph County Schools spokeswoman said nearby Trindale Elementary School was evacuated as a precaution just as the school day started.
The truck driver was taken to High Point Regional Hospital, then flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.