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Troopers: Smoke And Fog Lead To Accident On Highway 58

Low visibility conditions due to fog and smoke played a role in an accident on Highway 58 this morning.

Highway Patrol says that John Hilding, Jr. was traveling North on Highway 58 in Carteret county when he got to the heavy smoke. Troopers say he made a U-turn in the road and was struck by William Warren, Junior.

Hilding was charged with unsafe movement by Highway Patrol. No one was injured as a result of the accident. Troopers say Warren was driving slowly because of the conditions.

Highway Patrol says that Highway 58 was never actually closed, and that they were in the area from 5:30 am until 9:30 am warning drivers to navigate the road slowly because of the conditions.

Troopers say smoke is lifting, but officials say conditions could return overnight into tomorrow morning.

Carteret County dispatchers say fire from a controlled burn mixed with fog caused travel difficulties.

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Drivers needed to find an alternate route in one eastern Carolina county.

The NCDOT released a statement Friday morning, that Highway 58 in Cape Carteret in Carteret County was closed due to smoke from a fire.

Carteret County dispatchers say fire from a controlled burn mixed with fog caused travel difficulties. The road is now open again.

Troopers say smoke is lifting, but officials say conditions could return overnight into tomorrow morning.


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