NCDOT: Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down highway in Polk Co.

A tractor trailer was involved in an incident.
A tractor trailer was involved in an incident.(MGN)
Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 9:41 AM EDT
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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.

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