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Tractor Trailer Carrying 5,000 gallons of fuel wrecked in Marble, NC – Road Closed for extended period

Cherokee County NC

10:15 pm Update:  Just spoke with Cherokee County Dispatch.  Hwy 141 is still closed.  Crews are working as quickly as possible trying to get the tractor trailer accident site cleared.  When will the road open back up?  The latest estimate given was that traffic should be flowing again by 8 o’clock Thursday morning (hopefully sooner.)  Right now, crews are in the process of pumping fuel out of the tanker.  It’s just a slow process and the tank must be empty before moving the truck back onto the roadway.  Please note:  There is no risk to public safety.  Thanks to all the emergency personnel who have been working overtime with all the incidents of the day.  It’s been a very busy day.

6:15 pm Update:  Highway 141  is still closed from the Big D Store in Marble (on Hwy 19/74) to Rowland Hill Road.  It is not expected to be open back up until after 8 pm.  Access to Fairview Road is available on the Andrews side only.

4:15 pm Update:  Fairview Road is also closed from the Marble side.  If you need to access Fairview Road, you’ll have to access it on the Andrews side.

Highway 141 will be closed from Hwy 19/74 (at the Marble Big D Store) to Rowland Hill Road for an extended period of time this Tuesday afternoon. Cherokee County 911 Dispatch tells WKRK that there is NO DANGER TO THE PUBLIC. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, only the 18-wheeler carrying approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel which was partially spilled. A HazMat team is enroute. Please avoid that area as emergency crews are working hard to get the situation cleared as quickly as possible. You can listen to the Cherokee County Fire and EMS Scanner feed at www.country.am. We will post any updates as we get them.

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