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.

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