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Tense Moments Surround Edgecombe County Accident

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This truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of potentially explosive fertilizer when it overturned on U.S. Highway 64 near Princeville. (WRAL-TV5 News)
PRINCEVILLE — Firefighters worked through some tense moments Monday afternoon after a fertilizer truck overturned in Edgecombe County.

The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of ammonium sulfate, a chemical which can explode when combined with diesel fuel.

The spill closed the on ramp at highway 64 in Princeville for about two hours.

The driver was not seriously hurt.


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