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Interstate-240 W near downtown back open after early morning tractor-trailer crash

Asheville police say around 2:45 A.M. the tractor-trailer overturned along Jackson's curve. That's by Jackson's Western Store on Patton Avenue (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Interstate-240 West near downtown Asheville is back open after a Friday morning tractor-trailer crash closed lanes.

Just after 10 a.m., the NC DOT messaged that I-240 West near Mile Marker 3, which had been closed since the early morning, has reopened.

A tractor-trailer crash early Friday morning shut down the highway for hours and caused a headache for morning commuters.

Around 9:45 a.m., authorities said the truck was cleared from the area.

Asheville police say around 2:45 a.m.. the tractor-trailer overturned along Jackson's curve by Jackson's Western Store on Patton Avenue.

Police re-routed traffic onto Patton Avenue.

The big rig was hauling a chemical, 2-ethylhexyl phthalate, used to make plastics. None of the chemical spilled.

The driver was reportedly traveling to Charleston. Police tell News 13 he was not injured, but will likely be cited.


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