Truck carrying glue overturns on I-40 in Burke Co.



BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - A tanker truck carrying glue flipped over early Tuesday morning on Interstate 40 in Burke County.

The truck overturned shortly before 3 a.m. in the eastbound lanes, near Jamestown Road.  The Highway Patrol hasn't said yet what caused the driver to lose control, but the tanker flipped on its side and it came to a rest in the median.

For hours Tuesday morning, crews diverted traffic around the accident. The westbound lanes were open, but the inside eastbound lane was closed, creating some traffic problems during the morning.

Officials didn't want to try to flip the tanker until the glue it was carrying could be offloaded, and that meant bringing in equipment from Spartanburg.

The area could be cleared by early afternoon.