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Dump truck overturns on US 70 in Durham

A dump truck carrying gravel overturned late Tuesday morning while traveling on U.S. Highway 70 East between the Cheek Road and N.C. Highway 98 exits in Durham, police said.

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A dump truck carrying gravel overturned late Tuesday morning while traveling on U.S. Highway 70 East between the Cheek Road and N.C. Highway 98 exits in Durham, police said.

Authorities said the truck flipped over jersey barriers along the highway at about 11 a.m. About 8 tons of gravel spilled into the highway, covering two lanes.

The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

U.S. 70 was reopened at about 2:45 p.m.

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