Wednesday, 19 September 2007 19:05
An 18-wheeler overturned
last night just after 5 p.m. on 421- and traffic is still seeing delays.
Wilkes County rescue
personnel still aren’t sure what caused the 18-wheeler to flip- but the driver
was transported via helicopter to Charlotte Regional Medical Center. The truck
was carrying hazardous chemicals, which spilled onto the highway, forcing the
closure of 421. While authorities were able to open up southbound lanes,
northbound lanes did not reopen until after 11 p.m. A wrecker will be moving
the 18-wheeler off the roadway this morning.
Emergency management personnel cleared the scene
before midnight, but a hazardous materials squad was on scene cleaning up the
roadways until this morning.