Accident Closes Highway 42 In Edgecombe County

A traffic accident has closed down a busy highway in Edgecombe County.

The North Carolina DOT says Highway 42 has been closed in both directions just west of Pinetops. The Highway Patrol says a tractor trailer overturned around 1:40 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 42 and North Fountain Road.

A detour has been set up and is expected to last until 6:00 p.m. Traffic is being rerouted onto North Fountain Road to Temperance Hall Road because of the crash.


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  • by Deborah S. Location: Tarboro on Jan 25, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    Thank God. Good news!
  • by doublejay Location: Pea-ridge on Jan 24, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    thank God for that,,that's all that matters is that no-one died!!!
  • by kristy proctor Location: pinetops nc on Jan 24, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    just wanted to let anyone know the driver of the truck is o.k and back at home. thanks to everyone for there thoughts and prayers.
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