Trucker trapped in wreck on I-40 East at mile 47;

At 7:33 this morning, the Asheville Police Department reported via Twitter that a tractor trailer had overturned on Interstate 40, eastbound, at mile marker 47. The driver was conscious but trapped in his vehicle; at last report, crews were working to free him.


Asheville Police say earlier this morning the truck veered off the road and crashed through the guardrail, rolling onto a bank below. At this hour, the driver remains trapped and crews are working to rescue him. Police say this lane will be closed for a considerable amount of time.


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