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Authorities want to find driver of truck that hit bridge

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ELM CITY — The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the Langley Road bridge over U.S. 301 in Wilson County after a tractor-trailer hauling too high of a load struck and damaged the bridge on Wednesday night.

The damage caused pieces of reinforced concrete to fall onto the roadway below, striking several vehicles that had to be towed for repairs. NCDOT crews cleaned up the roadway and reopened U.S. 301 South on Thursday morning.

The department and law enforcement are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of the overloaded tractor-trailer. The department has pieces of the equipment that the unidentified driver was hauling.

The department does not have an immediate timeline for repairing and reopening the bridge.

People with tips may call NCDOT’s Division 4 office in Wilson at 252-640-6400.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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