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Tractor-trailer caught on guardrail on Jordan Lake causeway

Posted May 19, 2008

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— A tractor-trailer ran off the right side of U.S. Highway 64 East and struck a guardrail on a causeway across Jordan Lake on Monday afternoon.

The accident happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. in the Seaforth State Recreational Area.

State troopers said the truck driver was OK, but the truck was stuck on the guardrail. Troopers and transportation crews were working to clear the scene.

Troopers said eastbound lanes remained closed around 4:30 p.m. Traffic delays built up as crews shut down lanes on both sides of the highway at various points during clean-up.

Troopers did not yet know what caused the truck driver to veer off the road.

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  • hawk_fan May 19, 2008

    I don't think that they shut down all four lanes at once. The sentence isn't well-written, but look at it again.

    "Traffic delays built up as crews shut down lanes on both sides of the highway at various points during clean-up."

    Sounds like they were operating 1 or 2 lanes while the other lanes were closed.


  • wrx44 May 19, 2008

    It's not the yankees who close lanes for accidents like this...it's the NC police. In the North, either you pull to the side of the road if you are in an accident or the police will do it for you.

    It's down here that every fender bender is an excuse for the police to shut down everything.

  • orange dude May 19, 2008

    Because yankees don't have sense enough to see there is a problem and keep flying by rather than give emergency crews access to the scene.

  • wolfpackjac May 19, 2008

    Exactly right

  • Road-wearier May 19, 2008

    So why on earth did Barney Fife & Co. close BOTH sides of US 64? It's yet another classic example of how the police here manage to make minor traffic incidents into big messes.