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Crews remove stuck tractor-trailer from I-40

Posted March 16, 2011
Updated March 17, 2011

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— Interstate 40 has been reopened after crews removed a stuck tractor-trailer that had gotten stuck in the median early Wednesday.

Police said that the tractor-trailer ran off I-40 West, near U.S. Highway 1, around 2:30 a.m. The truck, which was hauling frozen turkey and ham, ended up stuck between the guardrails in the median. No one was injured.

The wreck report shows that the tractor-trailer was traveling at 55 mph but slowed to 30 mph before impact. It left skid marks 700 feet long.

The driver, Bobby Lee Davis, of Louisburg, was cited for failure to maintain lane control.

The tractor-trailer was left in place during the morning rush hour, but crews started work to move it after 9 a.m., police said.

Two lanes were closed for more than three hours, creating heavy traffic delays into the early afternoon.

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  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Mar 16, 2011

    THANK GOD FOR THE MEDIAN WITHOUT GUARDRAILS... WAS ABLE TO TURN AROUND IN THAT THIS MORNING.... IN MY LITTLE ITTY BITTY CAR... WAS NOT SITTING IN THAT TRAFFIC!

  • tobywilliamson58 Mar 16, 2011

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn!

  • 1 of the original Americans Mar 16, 2011

    I bet I know one person who lost their job today

  • ListentoMeNow Mar 16, 2011

    Can you find your error? Hint: it is a missing comma.

    Can you find yours? Hint: There should be two instead of one.

  • I Change This Name Daily Mar 16, 2011

    looks like margiotta's breakfast delivery was delayed this morning

  • 007KnightRider Mar 16, 2011

    The early bird catches the worm.

  • witmasta Mar 16, 2011

    Instead of having a comment moderator WRAL needs to let that person proofread the articles before they are published. It's a shame how many grammatical errors show up. When I took an editing class proofreading was critical. I guess double checking would be a waste of time these days.

    Can you find your error? Hint: it is a missing comma.

  • ListentoMeNow Mar 16, 2011

    Instead of having a comment moderator WRAL needs to let that person proofread the articles before they are published. It's a shame how many grammatical errors show up. When I took an editing class proofreading was critical. I guess double checking would be a waste of time these days.

  • hollylama Mar 16, 2011

    Was the cargo THAT important to where they couldn't wait til 9:30 or 10?

  • twc Mar 16, 2011

    I can't believe there were no wrecks in the construction zone near there overnight. During the heavy drizzle they had construction lights aimed directly at oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes.

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