Highway 17 Now Open Again

State troopers have reopened Highway 17 in Jones County, three hours after Thursday morning's charter bus crash.

The busy highway between Jacksonville and New Bern reopened shortly after 11:00 a.m., but traffic in the area was still reported slow going.

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This morning's tour bus accident has closed U.S. 17 in Jones county, just north of Maysville.

The Department of Transportation says from the south take right onto Lee's Chapel Road, at the end of road take a left onto Pole Pocosin Road, at the end take a left onto White Oak River Road, follow to Maysville and US17.

Those traveling Highway 17 north should take the following detour: Take left onto White Oak River Road and follow till you take the right onto Pole Pocosin Road, follow till you take a right onto Lee?s Chapel Road, follow this till you come to U.S. 17.

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