Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Overturned 18-wheeler shuts down road off of Carolina Beach Road

The overturned 18-wheeler and its spilled cargo on Raleigh Street. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY JON MASON)
The overturned 18-wheeler and its spilled cargo on Raleigh Street. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY JON MASON)

Wilmington — Officials responding to an overturned commercial vehicle have partially closed a road and are asking people to avoid the area.

The Wilmington Fire Department responded to the overturned 18-wheeler at 354 Raleigh St. in an industrial area off of Carolina Beach Road south of Shipyard Boulevard. According to Assistant Chief Jon Mason, no injuries were reported by some of the vehicle’s material was spilled in the incident.  However, the material has been contained and Mason said no danger was posed to responders or others nearby.

Another view of the 18-wheeler with some minor damage to the curb. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY JON MASON)
Another view of the 18-wheeler with some moderate damage to the lawn in the area. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY JON MASON)

The Wilmington Police Department has closed the 300 block of Raleigh Street and are asking drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area. No further information was available about the nature of the spilled material. Mason promised to provide updates as they become available.

 

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