The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is rolling out a new restriction targeting semi trucks on an area of Interstate 26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, this week, the NCDOT will be unveiling signs restricting trucks from the far left lane between French Broad River and Long Shoals Road. These efforts are aimed at improving safety through a reduction of congestion-related crashes and driving delays caused by trucks traveling side-by-side uphill toward the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Earlier this week, there was a semi truck crash on Interstate 26 in Polk County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened just south of the Saluda exit on Monday afternoon. Very few details about this wreck have been released, but initial reports indicate that a passenger occupant vehicle and a big rig were involved. First responders rushed to the scene, where they had to extricate an occupant from the smaller vehicle.
On Tuesday, there was a semi truck crash in West Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Interstate 40, near exit 44. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that at least three vehicles were involved. Initial reports indicate that a fuel tank on the semi truck ruptured during the crash, and fuel spilled onto the roadway. A Hazmat unit was called to the scene to clean the spill.
Last week, there was a collision involving two semi trucks on I-26 in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near Brevard Road. Very little information has been released about the wreck, but we do know that two tractor-trailers were involved. First responders and crews rushed to the scene.