Overturned tractor trailer shuts down Highway 421 near Isabel Holmes Bridge


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Roads are back open after an accident involving a tractor trailer shut down Highway 421 and the Isabel Holmes bridge earlier Wednesday.

The call came into New Hanover County 911 just before 3:30 p.m.

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Natosha Vincent with the Wilmington Fire Department says a tractor trailer transporting a corrosive chemical overturned, resulting in a minor leak of the substance. Hazmat was on the scene.

By Wednesday night, the fire department said said all hazards had been taken care of, and the tanker truck was removed from the scene.

New Hanover County Deputy Fire Chief Matt Davis posted photos online and urged drivers to avoid the area.

Dispatch said Highway 421 was shut down from Isabel Holmes to I-140.

A WWAY reporter said deputies were diverting incoming traffic from Brunswick County onto the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

The Wilmington Fire Department said the driver was removed from the vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

According to Wilmington Fire’s twitter, the scene was cleared around 9:30 p.m.