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Two Accidents Tie Up Traffic In Johnston County

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities are responding to two accidents in Johnston County that are causing traffic problems.

An accident along Interstate 95 in Johnston County is causing backups along southbound lanes of Interstate 95 east of Selma Tuesday evening.

It appears a tractor-trailer rear-ended another tractor-trailer, causing it to jackknife.

One lane of southbound I-95 is open to traffic, but traffic is backed up for miles. Tow trucks are working to remove the vehicles from the road. Northbound lanes are not affected.

Four miles from that wreck, another accident occurred on eastbound Highway 70 near Swift Creek Road between Selma and Clayton. Authorities say a car and tractor-trailer went off the road.

There is a report of one fatality in that accident. Authorities have closed all eastbound lanes of Highway 70 in that area.

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