Truck slams into Peace St. bridge in Raleigh - WFLA News Channel 8

Truck slams into Peace St. bridge in Raleigh

Posted: Updated:

A tractor trailer smashed into a bridge over Peace Street in Raleigh Thursday morning, blocking traffic in both directions.

The train bridge near the corner of Peace Street and Glenwood Avenue has a yellow sign warning, “Low Clearance: 12’-4’” to alert traffic of the issue.

But the top of the truck’s cargo area hit the bottom of the bridge, causing the body of the truck to buckle from the impact. The accident happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday morning. The street was still blocked as of 10:30 a.m. but was open by 11 a.m.

Raleigh Police were quickly on the scene and the busy downtown Raleigh street was closed in both directions.

Get live traffic updates on

Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.