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Log spill closes road in Johnston County

A log spill closed a portion of N.C. Highway 96/U.S. 701 in both directions Four Oaks on Tuesday afternoon.

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FOUR OAKS, N.C. — The intersection of N.C. Highway 96 and U.S. Highway 701 in Four Oaks was closed for several hours Tuesday after a load of logs spilled across the road.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. near Devils Racetrack Road. No injuries were reported.

State troopers said the log truck driver was trying to make a sharp turn right from U.S. 701 onto N.C. 96 but did not apply brakes. The trailer overturned, and the logs tumbled onto the asphalt.

The truck belongs to Richard Lucas trucking in Roseboro, which has the same address and phone number of Ricky Lucas Trucking, which was shut down in August.

Phone calls to the company Tuesday were unanswered.



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