Closed Lane Of Highway 70 West In Kinston To Reopen

The DOT says it is still on target to finish work on a guardrail in Kinston Friday.

A tractor trailer wreck on Tuesday forced crews to close both westbound lanes of the Highway 70 bridge over the Neuse River. One lane reopened shortly after the accident. The lane is expected to remain close until Friday at 5 p.m.

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A driver for a Phoenix trucking company has been charged after this morning's accident which partially closed down U.S. 70 this morning.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on the bridge over the Neuse River in Kinston. Both westbound lanes were closed due to the accident, but one has since reopened.

Kinston police say Allen McCreary was charged with improper lane
change after the crash. McCreary was hauling a load of appliances from New Bern to Arizona when police say he tried to make a lane change and clipped the rear end of another vehicle.

The driver and passenger in that car were treated and released from Lenoir Memorial Hospital.

The DOT says the accident damaged to the bridge's guardrail on the right side of the bridge. A 40 foot section of the concrete guardrail was taken out by the crash. The DOT expects one lane of the span to be closed through Friday for repairs.

Until then the westbound lanes will be limited to just one lane.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.

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