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Dump truck loses load on I-440 East

Posted February 17, 2011

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— The two innermost lanes of Interstate 440 Eastbound between Glenwood Avenue and Six Forks Road were closed briefly Thursday afternoon after a Raleigh dump truck lost its load, officials said. 

A combination of dirt, mud, rock and asphalt being hauled from a work site was spilled along the beltline on Thursday afternoon. Preliminary reports indicate the truck‚Äôs tailgate malfunctioned.

No injuries were reported. 

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  • Stephen Feb 17, 2011

    I-440 is no longer a complete circle.

  • gadgetry Feb 17, 2011

    theartistformerlyknownasspeedy - if all they gave was "eastbound", then you are correct that would not be enough information on a circle.

    However, they gave both eastbound and the section of I440 where the problem occurred.

    In order to be between those two intersections, and heading east, you have to be on the inner beltline.

  • theartistformerlyknownasspeedy Feb 17, 2011

    Would that be the Inner or the Outer?

    "Eastbound" is ridiculous on a circle.

  • tobywilliamson58 Feb 17, 2011

    Probably slipped on some BRIME and tipped the load!!

  • RB-1 Feb 17, 2011

    Oy!!!

  • tobywilliamson58 Feb 17, 2011

    Awe, you guys should stop and grab a shovel, ha ha!!

  • jeff27577 Feb 17, 2011

    fine the driver for improper load tie down