NEW INFO: Highway 70 Eastbound Reopens

Troopers say a trucker fell asleep at the wheel and when it was over thousands of pounds of meat and produce were spilled onto Highway 70.

The Highway Patrol say it happened around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning near the Dover exit in Jones County.

Eastbound lanes of the busy highway were shut down for about nine hours.

The Highway Patrol says the trucker will be charged with careless and reckless driving.

The strawberries, meat and potatoes had to be moved to another big rig before the overturned truck could be removed from the highway, allowing the road to reopen around 12:30 p.m.

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An accident on US 70 at the Dover exit in the Jones County community of Wyse Fork has blocked all east bound lanes of the highway at this time.

It happened just before 2:45 am Monday morning.

Highway Patrol Troopers say a Tractor Trailer carrying produce fell on its side, spilling the truck's contents on the highway.

We're told there are no injuries, just a mess to clean up. DOT officials say it could be hours before eastbound traffic will reopen.

There are marked detours to follow to get around the scene.

Stay with WITN-TV and for up dates on the road closure.

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