All I-26 lanes open in Polk Co. after crash, explosion

POLK Co., N.C. (WSPA) – The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened all lanes on Interstate 26 after a collision at mile marker 61 Friday night.

According to the NCDOT online alert page for traffic on I-26, it is reported that a crash happened around 10:12 p.m. near Holbert Cove Rd.

Transportation officials say that two 18-wheeler tankers crashed and exploded on Friday night.

Traffic was slow and at a stand still for most of Friday night into Saturday morning.

The N.C. Highway Patrol said one tractor trailer rear-ended another one.

No one was reportedly injured in the accident.

There was no immediate word on possible charges.