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Weather-Related Accidents Continue To Pop Up Across Area

Posted February 27, 2004 12:03 p.m. EST

— The winter weather may be ending, but its remnants are causing problems across area roads.

A woman was involved in a weather-related accident near Trailwood Drive and Avent Ferry Road. Authorities said she hit a telephone pole and crashed her vehicle. She was taken away by ambulance, but crews do not believe she has any life-threatening injuries.

A driver escaped injury around 5 a.m. Friday when his car slid off a 25-foot embankment on Sunset Lake Road in Holly Springs and ended up in another creek. Authorities said the driver, Joseph Johnson, did not have any injuries.

In Fayetteville, two people were transported to a hospital after their SUV overturned at MLK Boulevard between Gillespie and Robeson streets.

Earlier Friday morning, a truck carrying chocolate Easter bunnies jackknifed on the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Dunn. Authorities had to shut down the roadway until 1:30 a.m.

The Highway Patrol is urging motorists to be cautious while driving on the roads.