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Two tractor trailers collide, section of US-74W shut down in Cleveland Co.

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A section of U.S. Highway 74 west, west of Shelby, is shut down after two tractor trailers collided, causing quite a mess.

Authorities say one truck carrying paper products was fishtailing near the intersection of Blackhawk Drive around four Friday morning. It then struck another tractor trailer, carrying a mixed load, including sand.

The truck carrying paper products split in half. It send debris, including toilet paper, all over the road. Because of that, officials say this section of the roadway will be shut down for several hours.

Authorities say both truck drivers were checked out by paramedics at the scene but should be okay.

WBTV First Alert Traffic reporter Katie Garner says drivers can use College Avenue or Lafayette Street to get around this incident.

The NC Highway Patrol expects the road to remain closed most of the day for cleanup.

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