Truck dumps load on roadway causing mess

North Carolina Department of Transportation crews worked for several hours early Wednesday morning to make northbound lanes of US 1 safe for drivers after a truck dumped its load on the roadway.

July 18, 2012 4:00:12 AM PDT
North Carolina Department of Transportation crews worked for several hours early Wednesday morning to make northbound lanes of US 1 safe for drivers after a truck dumped its load on the roadway.

Around 1 a.m., officials said a truck driving down US 1 in Wake County dumped hot asphalt on the road as it was headed to a construction site. They said they think the driver didn't notice he triggered the switch and kept driving.

Then about a mile down the road, the truck hit a bridge near Friendship Road and overturned.

The driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, but is expected to be okay.

All the northbound lanes of US 1 were closed as DOT crews worked to scrape the asphalt off the road.

Around 5 a.m. crews were able to get the truck upright and the road clear.

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