Tractor-trailer crash blocks part of Durham Freeway, closes ramp to Highway 15/501

The scene of the crash. Photo by Patrick Priest/CBS North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A tractor-trailer crash Monday afternoon blocked for hours part of the Durham Freeway and closed a ramp from the freeway to U.S. 15/501.

The wreck was reported around 2:40 p.m. and affected the northbound ramp to Highway 15/501 from N.C. 147, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

A section of the Durham Freeway at US 15/501 was blocked. The ramp from the Durham Freeway to the Hillsborough Road exit was closed.

The ramp was closed in the area at mile marker 108.

A tractor-trailer flipped on its side with a spilled load of pipes on the highway, police said.

Police said the driver came around the curve too fast and overturned.

No one was injured.

The road reopened around 7:50 p.m.

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