Tractor-trailer wreck clogs I-40 east near Hillsborough

Posted April 29

— The right lane of Interstate 40 eastbound in Orange County was closed Saturday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned.

Around 9:15 a.m., a tractor trailer tried to change lanes around mile marker 263 near Hillsborough. The driver failed to break and drove down an embankment.

The trailer was transporting containers of Sodium Hydrosulfate, which stayed in its packaging. No hazardous material spilled and no injuries were reported.

Both lanes of traffic were shut down down for around 20 minutes. The eastbound lane will remained closed until around 11 p.m. Saturday night.


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