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Update: Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down Old Thomasville Road in High Point, driver charged

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Update 11:38 a.m. --  The driver of the tractor-trailer that overturned on Old Thomasville Road Monday morning was charged with failure to maintain lane control, according to police.

Ronald Morton, 49, of Sanford ran off the right shoulder of the road and the truck, carrying liquid eggs, overturned. He was not injured.

It is still unclear whether weather was a factor in the crash.

Crews should have the road reopened by early afternoon.

Original story

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A tractor-trailer crash shut down part of Old Thomasville Road Monday morning just off of Business 85.

The tractor-trailer overturned, taking out power lines in front of Allred Metal Stamping Works just before 7 a.m.

Duke Energy is now on the scene working to cut the live wires that were damaged during the crash.

There's no word on whether the driver was injured.

Highway Patrol is on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.

Old Thomasville Road is closed between Bethel Drive and Balsam Avenue.

Officials are not sure when Old Thomasville Road will reopen.