NEW INFO: Beer Truck Vs. Ice Truck Closes Highway 168

A trucked loaded with Corona Beer overturned Wednesday morning after troopers say it collided with an empty ice truck.

State troopers say the crash closed down four-lane Highway 168 in Currituck County for most of the day.

Troopers say one of the big rigs made a left turn into the path of the other truck, just north of Highway 34.

Neither of the drivers were seriously hurt, but the crash closed the highway until around 2:45 p.m.

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An accident involving two tractor trailers closed Highway 168 in Currituck County Wednesday.

The D.O.T. says the wreck is just north of Highway 34 and for several hours closed all lanes of the highway.

As of 1:45 p.m., the vehicles have been removed from the roadway. But authorities say due to the necessary hazardous materials cleanup, traffic flow along Highway 168 will continue to be interrupted.

Cleanup is expected to take another 2 to 3 hours and the following traffic pattern will be observed until complete:

Southbound traffic on Highway 168 in Currituck County will be allowed to pass through with no diversion. However, motorists will be slowed as they pass the accident scene approximately 1,000 yds north of the 168 & 34 intersection.

Northbound motorists on 168 will be diverted onto Poyner’s Road approximately ¼ mile south of the 168 – 34 intersection. From Poyner’s Road, motorists will turn left onto Tulls Creek Road and follow Tulls Creek Rd. until it rejoins Highway 168 in Moyock.

The Highway Patrol said one of the tractor trailers overturned.

There is no immediate word whether anyone is injured in the crash.

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  • by Stu Location: Greenville on Jul 2, 2009 at 09:13 AM
    now add a pickup truck filled with limes and you got a party
  • by hehe on Jul 2, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    he wanted to keep his beer cold.
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 1, 2009 at 06:27 PM
    Where was the peanut truck? Ice cold Beer, man why couldn't I have come up on that wreck?
  • by LOL on Jul 1, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    Sounds like the Reese's commercial with the chocolate and peanut butter!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 1, 2009 at 03:11 PM
    Man, all that beer and no ice, bad.
  • by Whezza Location: Martin County on Jul 1, 2009 at 02:49 PM
    Corona Beer, I agree BF, sounds like a party in the making, I have chips, anyone have salsa??? Glad there where no injuries.
  • by what Location: greenville,nc on Jul 1, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    sounds like alcohol abuse...
  • by Jackson Location: Deep Run on Jul 1, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Who drove home?
  • by HavelockRez Location: Havelock on Jul 1, 2009 at 01:00 PM
    Hazardous material? BEER?
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    Beer and ice. I'll bet there were plenty of volunteers to help clean up that one.
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