UPDATE: Highway 11 North Outside Kinston Reopens

Troopers in Lenoir county continue to investigate an early morning accident that closed a major route there.

Information is still limited at this time, but the Highway Patrol Adminstrative Assistant tells us, Highway 11 North at the railroad tracks, near Graingers is back open after an accident Friday morning.

The detour was set up at Grainger Station Road, the same area that was used during the replacement of the railroad tracks last year.

We will let you know what happened in the accident as soon as troopers release that information.

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Troopers are responding to a vehicle wreck on a major route in the East.

Highway 11 North is shut down outside of Kinston at the railroad tracks near Graingers. Details are limited at this point but the highway patrol confirms a trooper was dispatched near Ferrell Road and Highway 11.

A detour has been set up along Grainger Station Road.

We'll follow up with highway patrol and will bring you more details on this crash when they're available.


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  • by BarneyFife Location: Kinston on Feb 25, 2012 at 03:41 AM
    What's wrong with simply being careful & responsible when you drive? Ever heard of concentrating on what you're doing? How about slowing down a little & looking at what you're doing. Another case of human error & the nanny state supporters are calling for a stop light. Is there never enough gov't intervention?
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:35 AM
    Fill the highways up with stoplights,it makes stupid people drive better. DUH! HUH!
  • by Concerned mother Location: Kinston on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:11 AM
    I go that way every morning to carry my kids to school. It is a "VERY" dangerous intersection. With the speed limit being 60 mph, railroad tracks, bus traffic, and four lanes, a traffic light is needed. I guess it will take a fatality before anything can be done. As a community we need to be proactive and urge the powers that be to have a traffic light installed. There is a traffic light at DuPont that only has appox. 100-200 employees, whereas there are over 700 CHILDREN at the local school. May God bless the ones involved in this accident.
  • by Amber Location: Kinston on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:51 AM
    I know people need to slow down and think about what they are doing.. there has been plenty of times ive pulled to the 2nd stop to make a left turn going to Greenville and the car behind me doesnt want to wait for me to go so they pull up beside me ... then 1 of 2 things happen 1. There is someone coming from Kinston that wants to make a left turn there and they have to stay in the turning lane because the middle lane is blocked due to there being 2 cars there ... and now neither one of us can see because there is a vehicle blocking our view down the road and we have to chance it ... : / i sit there and let them go first just because its because of their stupidity that we are in this situation to begin with and i usually have my 2 small kids with me and i REFUSE to put their lives in danger due to this idiot not waiting and extra minute or 2 for me to get out of the middle ... orrrr 2. They try to pull out as soon as your pulling out and yall almost hit each other and its just a mess .. people need to slow down and let the first car get out of the way before "joining" them in the middle there : /
  • by Vickie Location: Kinston on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:29 AM
    This is a very dangerous intersection, there needs to be a traffic light installed. I am not sure why there isn't one already, especially since the new school was built. I guess they, "the state", is waiting until there is a fatality.
  • by Drove that way... on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:49 AM
    It is right by the railroad crossing on 11 in Graingers. There was a car in the ditch that looked like it was either side-swiped or t-boned by the car that was sitting in the median.
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