Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Truck wreck closes portion of U.S. 220
A northbound lane was closed for more than eight hours after a tractor-trailer clipped a garbage truck.
Traffic on U.S. 220 in Roanoke County was slowed for the second time in a week on Monday after a tractor-trailer struck a garbage truck, officials said.
The wreck happened about 11:30 a.m. on northbound U.S. 220 near its intersection with Virginia 715 (Pine Needle Road). No one was injured, but the paint that the EPES Transport Systems tractor-trailer of Greensboro, N.C., was hauling caused quite a mess, said Roanoke County spokeswoman Teresa Hamilton Hall.
Hall said a tractor-trailer came upon a Roanoke County garbage truck traveling in the right northbound lane. The trucker tried to move into the left lane but was not able to maneuver quickly enough to avoid hitting the back of the garbage truck.
After clipping the garbage truck and causing minor damage, the trailer tore open and part of its contents of paint and home improvement supplies spilled out. Some of the paint splattered around the wreck site, Hall said.
The right lane of northbound U.S. 220 was closed for much of the day while workers cleaned. It reopened shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, officials said.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Barry Crudup, 35, of North Carolina, was charged with failure to maintain control of a vehicle.
Monday was the second time in a week that a tractor-trailer wrecked on U.S. 220 in Roanoke County. Early Thursday, a rig overturned on the southbound side near U.S. 220's intersection with Webb Road.