MONCURE–A one vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer is deemed very serious by the State Highway Patrol. According to officials with DOT, a High Severity incident has been updated for US-1 northbound in Chatham County south east of Pittsboro at mile marker 81. The right lane is closed south of Pea Ridge Road (SR 1972) Exit 81. The incident started at 1:09 P.M. Thursday and is expected to end at 5:00 P.M. According to WRAL, the cab of a tractor-trailer was submerged in the Haw River after the truck ran off U.S. Highway 1 near the Wake-Chatham county line. The empty flatbed truck veered off the road before the bridge, and knocked down a highway sign before going down an embankment into the river. The driver was still in the truck Thursday afternoon. No word on his/her condition. An air helicopter called to the scene was cancelled.
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