Tractor trailer accident ties up I-540 traffic

December 14, 2011 8:27:05 PM PST
Traffic on eastbound Interstate 540 in Raleigh was tied up Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer hit a jersey wall approaching the bridge under Louisburg Road.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. when the car carrier crashed and lost one its cars.

Police diverted traffic up the Louisburg Road exit ramp and back down the other side for about an hour while the truck's wreckage was cleared from the roadway.

Traffic began flowing smoothly again around 10 p.m.

The truck's driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Right now, police do not know what caused the accident.

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