Truck accident shuts down Highway 210

PENDER COUNTY -- A truck carrying explosives rolled over forcing a portion of Highway 210 to shut down.

Tuesday afternoon, a portion of Highway 210 near Rocky Point and I-40 closed for more than an hour around 1:00.

The driver of the truck said his brakes went out as he made a turn.

The truck was coming from the nearby Rock Quarry carrying ammonium nitrate, a common explosive material used in mining rock.

Emergency crews cleared the scene as a precaution while the explosives were moved onto a different truck.