Truck Carrying Explosive Materials Overturns In Gaston County

GASTONIA, NC – Fire officials said that a truck carrying explosive material overturned on Highway 321.

All lanes of the highway were closed near Rankin Lane Monday afternoon.

Police said the truck driver tried to avoid an accident by turning, but overturned instead.

According to hazmat crews on the scene, the truck was carrying ammonium nitrite, fuel oil, and blasting caps. The blasting caps have been removed from the truck.



All lanes were reopened by 4:30 pm.

There are no reports of injuries and police have not said if any charges will be filed. 

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