Traffic accident shut down NC 51 in both directions, now re-opened

Traffic accident shut down NC 51 in both directions, now re-opened

Traffic accident shut down NC 51 in both directions, now re-opened

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Updated Saturday, May 18 at 3:55 PM

PINEVILLE, N.C.  – A traffic accident has shut down NC-51 in both directions.

According to the Department of Transportation, the accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. and caused major delays in the area.

The busy stretch of road was closed for nearly one hour.  According to dispatchers it re-opened around 2:45 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, or how many vehicles were involved.

Officials offered the following detours:

Traveling on NC – 51 northbound
•    Take a left onto Nations Ford Road
•    Make a right onto East Westinghouse Boulevard
•    Take a righting onto South Boulevard to re-access NC-51

Traveling on NC – 51 southbound
•    Take a right onto North Polk Street
•    Turn left onto Westinghouse Boulevard
•    Take a left onto Nations Ford Road to re-access NC-51
 

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