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Tanker Overturns on I-40 in Orange; I-95 All Open

Posted March 18, 2007

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— All of southbound Interstate 95 in in Robeson County had reopened Sunday morning, but a lane of westbound Interstate 40 in Orange County was closed for a time. Both incidents involved overturned tanker trucks.

The I-40 accident happened at mile marker 262 shortly before 6 a.m., the Highway Patrol reported. The right lane was closed for about two hours.

There was no word on whether anyone had been injured.

On I-95 just north of Saint Pauls, crews reopened all of I-95 Saturday evening for the first time since a Friday crash in which an overturned tanker spilled thounsands of gallons of gasoline into a swamp next to the highway.

Troopers said they believed the driver may have had a medical emergency before that accident. He was hurt in the wreck, but is expected to be OK.

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  • Stephen Mar 19, 2007

    Yeah, towme2...I think they're confusing this accident with the Johnston county accident which did indeed involve a tanker truck.

  • towme2 Mar 18, 2007

    I AM THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER THAT CLEANED UP I40 WEST BOUND WRECK THIS AM. IT WAS NOT A TRACTOR TRAILER OR A TANKER. IT WAS A 26 FOOT REFER BOX TRUCK. WAS LOADED WITH MILK . THANKS

  • memaofsix Mar 18, 2007

    I hope the driver of this accident is okay!! and doesn't receive the appalling treatment of the driver on Friday's accident.