NCDOT: Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down highway in Polk Co.
POLK COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation said an overturned tractor trailer has caused U.S. 74 west to shut down Tuesday morning.
Officials said the driver of the 18-wheeler was trapped but crews were able to get them out. The driver was flown to a hospital in Spartanburg County.
Drivers using U.S. 74 west may want to be aware.
Officials have released the following detour:
- Take exit 167, NC 9 and head north.
- Follow NC 9 north for approximately 3 miles to NC 108.
- Turn left onto NC 108 and head west for 3.1 miles to re-access US 74 west.
⚠️ An over-turned tractor trailer closed a section of U.S. 74 West in Polk County.— NCDOT Western Mts (@NCDOT_Westmtn) August 2, 2022
📍 Crash occurred near mile marker 166
🗺️ Detour: Take Exit 167 (N.C. 9) North to N.C. 108 West back to U.S. 74
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