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Portion of I-77 to remain closed until late afternoon after large truck fire 

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A truck driver was injured in a fiery truck crash that shut down Interstate 77 in North Carolina on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on August 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina just before 7:30 a.m. 

According to WBTV 3 News, the truck ran off the northbound side of the Interstate 77 near John Belk Freeway and struck the concrete barrier, sparking a large truck fire. The driver was able to exit the vehicle himself, but was treated for injuries by first responders at the scene. 

Two lanes in the area have been reopened, but officials expect a portion of the interstate to remain closed until around 4:30 p.m. Officials advise drivers to use the Interstate 485 loop to access I-77 in order to avoid delays.

The truck was hauling hamburger at the time of the wreck. The driver has since been cited for failure to maintain lane. 

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