Tractor-trailer accident forces U.S. 52 exit ramp to close near W. Pine Street.


Semi accident closes ramp off US 52

By Eva Queen - equeen@civitasmedia.com



Haz-Mat teams were dispatched to the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon on the off-ramp of U.S. 52.


Eva Queen | The News

A tractor-trailer wreck held up traffic at the intersection of U.S. 52 and West Pine Street Wednesday morning.

The semi was exiting U.S. 52 North when it veered off the road breaking several utility poles around 10:19 a.m.

The fallen lines trapped another tractor-trailer in the middle of the exit ramp, according to John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Medical Services.

Shelton said the Haz-Mat team was on the scene to clean up a 50-gallon fuel spill through out the remainder of the afternoon.

Lt. Jeff Inman of the Mount Airy Police Department said no one was injured during the accident. No charges are expected to be file.

Once the truck veered off the road, the driver was unable to regain control of the vehicle.

“The soft shoulder from all the rain caused him to slide down the bank.”

That caused the ramp to be shut down all afternoon. Estimates given to MAPD by Duke Energy suggested the ramp was to be reopened around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Haz-Mat teams were dispatched to the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon on the off-ramp of U.S. 52.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_accident21.jpgHaz-Mat teams were dispatched to the scene of an accident Wednesday afternoon on the off-ramp of U.S. 52. Eva Queen | The News
Semi accident closes ramp off US 52

By Eva Queen

equeen@civitasmedia.com

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or on Twitter @MtAiryNewsEva

Reach Eva Queen at (336) 415-4739 or on Twitter @MtAiryNewsEva

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