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Chain reaction crash closes US 15-501 North in Chatham County

Posted August 5, 2014 7:06 a.m. EDT
Updated August 5, 2014 5:51 p.m. EDT

Authorities closed northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 15-501 in northern Chatham County early Tuesday due to a wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck.

— Authorities closed northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 15-501 in northern Chatham County Tuesday morning just after 6 a.m. when one tractor-trailer rear-ended another in heavy fog near Vickers Road.

State Highway Patrol officials said the the first truck, hauling a load of wood chips, was stopped at a red light. The second truck failed to stop in time and hit the first truck, spilling its load. 

A pickup then ran into the back of the second truck.

None of the drivers had life-threatening injuries as a result of the wreck, troopers said. 

The cleanup took most of the day, but all lanes of 15-501 were open in time for the evening rush hour.

No charges are expected.