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LYN-09-009

Jan. 14, 2009



MOTORISTS FACE DELAYS ON ROUTE 501 NEAR VOLENS
Tractor trailer accident closes portion of road

VOLENS – A tractor trailer accident has resulted in the temporary closure of one lane of US 501 near Volens in Halifax County.

The northbound lane of US 501 near Route 907 Thornton-Jim Trail has been closed by an incident involving a tractor trailer hauling bundled cardboard. Traffic, north and southbound, has been using the southbound lanes; however, a short term closure of both lanes is possible when the load is removed and/or the truck relocated.

The current lane closure is expected to last for several hours into the evening.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes, if possible, or be alert to the stopped or slow traffic and the change in traffic pattern.

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