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Woodchips spill onto Carolina highway

A large volume of woodchips spilled onto a highway in Duplin County, North Carolina following a traffic accident.

A tractor trailer carrying woodchips overturned on Highway 11, north of Kenansville, resulting in the road being closed between 12 and 13 August.

The biomass had to be removed from the vehicle before it could be turned upright and removed from the highway.

Local reports claim the driver was travelling too fast when he approached a construction crew carrying out repaving works and was forced to put the truck in a ditch. He was airlifted to hospital.