On Tuesday afternoon, there was a truck crash on I-26 in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in the westbound lanes near Exit 33 (NC-191/Brevard Road). Very few details have been released about this crash, but initial reports indicate that a tractor-trailer and a truck pulling a trailer were involved. First responders and crews rushed to the scene.
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.
Last Friday, there was a crash involving a utility truck in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Mountain Page Road. Although very few details about this truck crash have been released, initial reports indicate that the utility truck left the roadway, went onto the shoulder and then overturned. The truck driver was treated for injuries on the scene. That person was charged with failing to maintain lane control.
Last week, there was a crash involving a semi truck in Polk County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Interstate 26 near U.S. 74. Very few details about this truck crash have been released, but initial reports indicate that all eastbound lanes near Exit 59 had to be closed as crews and first responders worked the scene. No information has been released on whether or not anybody was injured in this crash. Additionally, there has been no word on the cause of the crash, which could still be under investigation with law enforcement officials.
On Tuesday, a truck hauling two different types of acid crashed on I-40 in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened late on Tuesday night, near Mile Marker 66. Very little information has been released about this truck crash, but we do know that the truck jackknifed in the roadway.