Dump truck hits overhead sign, closes 2 lanes of westbound I-40 in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two lanes of Interstate 40 westbound in Greensboro are closed after a dump truck hit an overhead sign early Thursday morning.

The truck was driving westbound around 3:15 a.m. when it hit the sign. The sign is 17 feet up, but the truck had its bed tilted up and hit it.

A portion of the sign was ripped off and flung about 50 yards away.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has an engineering coming from Raleigh to assess structural damage and make sure the rest of the sign won’t fall down on drivers.

It’s unclear how long lanes will be closed.

The driver will not face any charges for property damage.

2 lanes closed on, thru at least 7 am. The dump truck driver won’t face charges for property damage. Driver already cleared to leave @myfox8pic.twitter.com/KDZGXFHUq2

— Carly Hildyard (@CarlyHildyard) July 13, 2017

A dumpster truck driving west on I-40 hit this sign, scattering debris across the highway. 3 lanes closed before Sandy Ridge Rd. @myfox8pic.twitter.com/sHY72ABdeJ

— Carly Hildyard (@CarlyHildyard) July 13, 2017

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