2 separate vehicle crashes trigger traffic back-ups along US 264 in Wake County

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Two vehicle crashes along U.S. 264/I-87 in eastern Wake County tied up traffic Sunday afternoon.

The first wreck was reported around 3:30 p.m. in westbound lanes of U.S. 264 near Lizard Lick Road, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Radar images around the time of the wreck showed heavy storms moving through the area.

Several cars appeared to be involved and one lane was closed, causing traffic to back up beyond N.C. 96/Zebulon Road.  

Two ambulances were at the scene and some cars were in the median, according to DOT video from the scene. Eastbound traffic was also moving slowly in the area.

Another wreck was reported just before 4 p.m. along U.S. 264 near Smithfield Road.

The right lane was closed a mile past Exit 9, which is Smithfield Road. The lane later reopened just before 4:30 p.m.

All lanes of traffic reopened at the Lizard Lick Road crash scene around 5:50 p.m., according to the NCDOT.

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