Bringle Ferry Road to close as ethanol clean up continues

Bringle Ferry Road to close as ethanol clean up continues

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Bringle Ferry Road so contractors can do environmental cleanup work following an ethanol spill during a deadly tanker truck accident that happened on April 2.

"The remediation company is out there today and they'll be out there the next several days, they'll basically go in and dig up the soil, the contaminated soil, and they'll do further testing of the soil to make sure that all the ethanol is removed from the area." Rowan Emergency Services Director Frank Thomason told WBTV in an interview last week.  "We want to make sure for the safety of the residents and for the property that it's all taken care of properly."

Weather permitting; contractors will begin cleanup on Bringle Ferry Road starting and 7 a.m. today. Work is expected to wrap up by Friday, April 24 at 5 p.m.

Motorists will use Panther Creek Road, Ribelin Road, Stokes Ferry Road, Wyatt Grove Church Road and Surratt Road as the signed detour route.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.