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Traffic Tie-Up on Raleigh Beltline

Posted May 3, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— An accident that could have been devised by Rube Goldberg held up traffic on Raleigh's inner beltline late Monday morning.

A car lost its drive shaft near the exit for Six Forks Road. The shaft bounced along the roadway, hitting a tanker.

The force of the shaft ruptured the tanker's gas tank.

About 150 gallons spilled, some of it going into a storm sewer that eventually feeds into Crabtree Creek.

Local firefighters and crews from the NC Department of Transportation responded to contain the spill.

Traffic is now back to normal.