1 dead in tractor-trailer fire
A person died after a tractor-trailer fire closed Interstate 85 north Wednesday afternoon, Davidson County emergency officials said.
The fire was reported around 4:15 p.m. past the Highway 64 exit southwest of Thomasville. One lane had reopened by 5:30 p.m., emergency officials said.
NCDOT officials estimated all lanes would reopen by 10 p.m.
Traffic backups reached several miles. NCDOT officials urged people to take Business 85 north and Highway 311 south back to I-85.