US 70 reopens in Clayton after car catches fire

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CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A sedan that was being driven along U.S. 70 in Clayton caught fire and closed a part of the highway on Friday afternoon.

The incident shut down U.S. 70 eastbound just past N.C. 42, according to Clayton town officials.FACEBOOK USERS: Click here to view 5 larger photos

The car was being driven to an auto auction when it caught on fire around 4:30 p.m.

Fire crews responded and extinguished flames that engulfed the car, but “it’s now toast,” Clayton town officials said in a tweet.

No one was hurt. U.S. 70 reopened just after 5 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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