Truck carrying radioactive uranium compound crashes near Fayetteville
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC (WTVD) — Parts of I-95 in Cumberland County are expected to be closed for hours after officials say a truck carrying a radioactive uranium compound crashed Wednesday morning.
According to NCDOT, the crash happened around 11:30 a.m. The closure is expected to last until 5:35 p.m. As of 1:50 p.m., Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Knox told ABC11 the northbound lanes are open.
According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol on the scene, the crash involved a truck carrying uranium hexafluoride, which can be used to make fuel for nuclear power plants. NCSHP officials said the crash involved the commercial vehicle and a passenger van.
No one was hurt in the crash.
HAZMAT responded to the scene.