Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 29, 2012

High winds blow over tractor trailer at Fancy Gap

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

FANCY GAP, Va. — Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Transportation have closed one northbound lane of Interstate 77 at Fancy Gap as a result of high winds blowing over a tractor trailer.

 At 4:26 a.m., a northbound tractor-trailer was blown over onto its side at the 3-mile marker in Carroll County near the North Carolina border, according to Corinne N. Geller, a spokesman for the Virginia State Police. Once the wind subsided, the wrecker company was finally able to safely upright and remove the tractor-trailer.

Geller said to prevent further problems, North Carolina is advising northbound commercial traffic to find an alternate route, especially for those commercial vehicles not loaded or of lighter weight.