UPDATE: U.S. 70 Reopens In Havelock

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Traffic has returned to normal on U.S. 70 in Havelock after traffic lights at a busy intersection were knocked down.

It happened at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Roosevelt Boulevard.

Crews had to shut down all four lanes while they re-strung the downed stoplights. The work was finished and the road reopened around 12:30 p.m.


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City officials in Havelock are urging drivers to stay away from the intersection of US 70 and Roosevelt Blvd. The traffic lights are down on the street, and both westbound lanes are blocked. Crews are working to repair the lights. However, the high winds could make that repair take several hours, officials say.

Traffic detours will put westbound traffic right on Cunningham, left on NC Hwy 101(Fontana), then right onto US Hwy 70 Westbound.

Eastbound traffic will need to make a left onto Fontana (NC Hwy 101), right onto Cunningham, and left onto US Hwy 70 Eastbound.

A bad wreck caused other traffic troubles Monday morning. A tractor trailer jackknifed on US 70 near Grantham Rd., east of New Bern in the James City area. The Highway Patrol says the truck apparently tried to turn, but its tail end got stuck in a ditch. Troopers say the ground is so wet, the wheels may have gotten stuck in the soft ground.

The wreck closed down the westbound lanes of US 70, which take traffic into New Bern. The Highway Patrol says the scene was cleared at 8:30 a.m.; traffic is back to normal.