I-40 shut down after truck explodes
A westbound lane of Interstate 40 between Claremont and Conover is shut down after a truck exploded Wednesday morning.
A truck ran off the road and into the median causing the truck to explode after a fuel leak. A westbound lane near exit 135 through exit 138 are closed, and traffic is moving slow. Travelers are encouraged to use alternate routes.
No injuries reported. The truck was carrying various mechanical parts.
Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident and is directing traffic on the scene.