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Hwy 55 Open Following Concrete Spill

Posted April 8, 2008 7:38 p.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2008 8:35 p.m. EDT

Traffic Accident (generic)

— Highway 55 was shut down in both directions for nearly two hours on Tuesday following a concrete spill.

The concrete spilled from a truck. The cause of the spill is undetermined. The concrete was heavily mixed with rocks. None of it had dried, Apex police said.

The fire department sprayed everything down and a street sweeper cleared the concrete.

All traffic was diverted from Highway 55 to US 1, which caused backups.

There was also an accident, in which a car had tire trouble and hit the guardrail, at US 1 near the New Hill exit.