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Update: Crews clear overturned tractor-trailer on northbound U.S. 220

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Update 11:45 a.m. -- Crews have cleared the scene.

Update 8:36 a.m. -- Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of yarn was Cynthia Thurman, 53,  of Effingham, S.C.

She is in the hospital recovering from minor injuries.

Thurman told police she approached the curve too fast.

Police cited her for exceeding  a safe speed for a curve.

Updat 6:45 a.m. -- Crews are now expecting the scene to be clear between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Friday.

Update 6:17 a.m. -- Crews have arrived on the scene to clear the overturned tractor-trailer on a U.S. 220 ramp to I-85 southbound.

They are working to clear the scene by 7 a.m. but it could take until 10 a.m.

Crews are not planning to unload the 41,000 pounds of yarn in the tractor trailer.

To avoid the accident head north on I-73 North toward Exit 95-B. Continue onto US-220 North. Take Exit 79-B for I-85 Business South and merge onto I-85 Business South. Take Exit 33 to re-access I-73 North towards I-40.

For motorists wishing to access Groometown Road, continue south on the ramp from Exit 33 to access Groometown Road.

Original story

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A tractor-trailer overturned early Friday morning blocking a U.S. 220 ramp to I-85 southbound.

The tractor-trailer overturned around 4:15 a.m. on Exit 95-B  as it was heading on to I-85 southbound.

A woman driving the tractor-trailer was entrapped and had to be cut out by firefighters. She was conscious, but was transported to Moses Cone Hospital.

No other cars were involved in the accident, according the Pine Croft Sedgefield Fire Department.

Highway patrol is still on the scene investigating the cause of the wreck.

The tractor-trailer was filled with 41,000 pounds of yarn at the time of the accident so there is no word on how long it will take to reopen the ramp.

Drivers headed north in this area can continue onto I-85 Business South to detour.

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