PINE RIDGE — Traffic was at a virtual standstill after a traffic accident involving three tractor-trailers on I-77 Tuesday afternoon.
According to Surry County EMS Director John Shelton, nobody was injured in the three-vehicle accident. However, large amounts of caulk plastered the roadway, as the truck which received the worst damage was carrying five-gallon buckets of sealant.
Shelton was unable to provide any additional details, since the EMS department did not have to treat any of the three drivers.
However, briefly after the incident the three trucks operated by Standard Trucking, of Center Line, Michigan, Fastenal, of High Point, and ATK Trucking, of Inman, South Carolina, respectively were still in the northbound lanes of I-77 just south of the North Carolina-Virginia border.
At about 3 p.m. the first members of a clean-up crew began arriving at the scene of the incident.
Shelton could not provide an estimate as to when the spill might be cleaned from the roadway, and he noted until that time, only one northbound lane would remain open.
Officials from the N.C. Highway Patrol could not immediately be reached for comment.
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