Hwy 29 reopened after big rig accident

Hwy 29 reopened after big rig accident

Hwy 29 reopened after big rig accident

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 12:20 PM

CONCORD, N.C. -- Authorities in Concord  closely monitored the removal of a motor freight truck that carried potentially corrosive materials on Highway 29 on Thursday.

Just after 11 a.m., Concord Fire officials say they, along with Concord Police, NCDOT officials and the HazMat team were called out to Highway 29 in Concord for an 18-wheeler wreck.

Authorities say the big rig was carrying what they considered to a corrosive chemical, calcium nitrate. HazMat crews were on scene as a precaution, and officials say the contents of the 18-wheeler were contained.

The truck suffered an axle break, authorities say, rendering it un-driveable. A wrecker removed the big rig from the scene.

Highway 29 was closed in both directions between Roberta Church Road and Concord Farms Road. Traffic was diverted at Pitt School Road and Rock Hill Church Road.

Officials say Highway 29 reopened shortly after 1 p.m.

 

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