Strong storm blows over tractor-trailer on Alligator River Bridge

Posted at 12:59 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 16:29:32-05

Tyrrell County, N.C. (WTKR)- Strong storms that passed through North Carolina Tuesday morning blew over a tractor trailer on the Alligator River Bridge.

The crash happened around 10:12am, according to the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office. Heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds were reported as the storms moved through the area.

The tractor trailer was empty and heading west at the time of the crash, and came to rest with part of the trailer hanging over the railing. The driver was not injured.

NCDOT responded due to fuel leaking from the vehicle. At 1:25 pm the bridge remained closed.

Some localized street flooding occurred in Kitty Hawk and downed tree limbs were also reported in Dare County.