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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Accident on US-441 Near Highlands Exit Causing Traffic Detour This Morning

**9:56 am** Franklin Fire Department reports the road has been opened for traffic again.

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A box truck carrying produce overturned on US-441 near the overpass at the Highlands exit shortly after 8:30 am this morning. Westbound traffic is being directed off the Highlands Road Exit and back on US-441 after crossing the Highlands Road. If you can detour around this location, it would help with the congestion.

Franklin Fire Department, Macon County EMS, the Franklin Police Department, Macon County Sheriff Office and the NC Highway Patrol responded to the accident.

The driver only suffered minor injuries.

Traffic will probably be clear sometime before noon today.


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Published at 9:47 am on March 30, 2017