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Southbound Lanes of I-85 Reopened In Durham

Posted August 28, 2001

— Both southbound lanes of Interstate 85 are now open to traffic. Drivers were detoured after a tractor-trailer overturned, spilling its contents along the road overnight.

Officials say the tractor-trailer, which was carrying paper products crashed and overturned, spilling part of its load near the Guess Road exit around 2:30 a.m.

Both southbound lanes of I-85 were closed from Duke Street to Guess Road until 8:30 a.m.

Officials say the truck driver was not seriously injured, but was transported to a hospital. They say the driver either fell asleep or hit a deer.

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