While the drive might have be clear Thursday morning, Wednesday night's commute over the Cape Fear River to Brunswick County was an absolute mess. The cause of the traffic was the lumber truck that overturned Tuesday afternoon. The truck dumped lumber all over the road as it came off Highway 421. While the truck was removed promptly, most of the debris was not removed until nearly 24 hours later. That led to more lines of cars and frayed nerves last night. "I was over on Dawson Street at Oleander and Dawson, so I decided to come this way. At least I'm not going to be way back there yet because it's all the way past Independence," said Brian Eberhart of Leland. Patti Briscoe of Leland added, "I'm tired. want to go home, I'm having a hard time getting across the bridge and this doesn't make any sense. I've got panic attacks and I've got anxiety." The traffic tie-up is due to a continued cleanup effort from Tuesday's tractor trailer accident. When told this, Brenda Byrd got even more agitated. "That'stupid that it wasn't taken care of. Someone needs to pay all these people some money for the gas they're burning having to spend in these lines." Johnny Walker added, "We've been off for for 2 hours and haven't gone anywhere. I heard it's cause they're cleaning that wood up. That was supposed to be done yesterday wasn't it? " Some people do not let the bottleneck ruffle their feathers, such as Sandy Brooks. "We're going to head home to open birthday gifts. We went down to that bridge turned around, then came down to this bridge to get stuck again," she said. County Line Wrecker finished the cleanup last night, which we hope bodes well for Thursday night's commute.
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