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N.C. 16 in Alexander County Closed After Tractor Trailer Overturns

SHELBY-- A portion of N.C. 16 near Vashti Road in Alexander County, north of Taylorsville, is closed while crews clear an overturned tractor trailer from the road.

A detour is in place directing northbound motorists to take a left on St. Clair Road, then a right on Silas Deal Road to return to N.C. 16. Southbound motorists will reverse the route.

The road is expected to reopen by 7 p.m.

Motorists should slow down and use caution when traveling near the area.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM

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