Onslow County Road Reopens After Tractor Trailer Jackknife

A busy road in Onslow County was closed for several hours after a tractor trailer jackknifed in the snow.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. on Gum Branch Road, at Half Moon Church Road. The semi truck was full of bottled water.

The Highway Patrol closed the road, and detoured traffic.

Drivers reported other parts of Gum Branch Road, which is a popular shortcut between Jacksonville and Richlands, were icy with many vehicles sliding off the road.

The road reopened around 2:40 p.m.