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Truck Overturns In Burke County, Spills Thousands Of Pounds Of Potatoes

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that a tractor-trailer rig overturned on Highway 181 in Burke County. The mishap occurred at approximately 8 a.m. today (December 30).

According to reports, an estimated 40,000 pounds of potatoes spilled onto the roadway then down a mountainside.

The southbound lane of the highway was closed while troopers investigated the area near Brown Mountain Beach Road. No injuries were reported in the incident.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]