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Wreck closes US 401 North bridge in Lillington

Posted February 23, 2012

— A wreck involving a car and tractor-trailer in Lillington early Thursday closed the N.C. Highway 401 Northbound bridge for more than an hour, authorities with the Harnett County Sheriff's Office said. 

The wreck happened just after 6 a.m. at the intersection of East Duncan Street and South Main Street on the bridge that crosses the Cape Fear River. 

It was unclear what caused the wreck or if there were any injuries. 

No other information was released.


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  • anamurray Feb 23, 2012

    I am sorry for all those beers!! I hope they make it okay to the final destination!!

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 23, 2012

    Yep one bridge blocked can make a mess, since this 401/421/210 meger going south. Lot of traffic.

  • mypookie1 Feb 23, 2012

    Hope there were no seroius injuries,my friend had to make two detours on his way to work in Angier due to this.

  • Fuquay Resident Feb 23, 2012

    Maybe WRAL will have a interview with Chief Powers later today.

  • MDL33 Feb 23, 2012

    I hope WRAL does a follow up story.

  • MDL33 Feb 23, 2012

    What a mess, hope the dirver of the car or suv is ok, it was so tore up couldn't what it was

  • mattcli Feb 23, 2012

    For such a small town Lillington is very heavily traveled, and is quite the bottleneck. If the bridges here are blocked you have to go all the way to 217 in Erwin or to Highway 42 up north to cross the Cape Fear. A bypass is sorely needed here.

  • REALY Feb 23, 2012

    took me an hour and a half to get to fuquay by back roads,,, we need another bridge .

  • mlf73 Feb 23, 2012

    Anyone know or can tell what happened? It looks like the beer truck turned down the embankment just after the bridge on the southbound side of 401. I'm not sure how someone could have gotten the truck/trailer in that position there otherwise. Weird!

  • LocalYokel Feb 23, 2012

    please remember to thank the bad drivers for your travel delays.