Propane tanker crash closes Highway 45 in Bertie County

MERRY HILL, NC (WITN) - A highway in Bertie County is not expected to reopen until tomorrow morning after a propane tanker truck overturned.

The accident happened around 11:00 a.m. at Highway 45 and Winston Farm Lane outside of Merry Hill.

Emergency management says significant cleanup is required and homes within a half mile radius of the accident have been evacuated.

Drivers are being asked to use Cooper Hill Road to San Souco Road as a detour.

The Highway Patrol says the driver in the crash was flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.