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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