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