RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Among more than a dozen wrecks reported Saturday morning and early afternoon, at least one crash caused massive traffic back-ups near Durham.

The crash was reported around 1 p.m. along Interstate 40 at N.C. 55, which is exit 278, in Durham, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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The crash involved six cars, including a pickup truck and sedan, according to Durham police. The wreck caused backups in both directions of I-40.

Durham police responded to the crash and an ambulance was also at the scene. Durham police later said there were no serious injuries in the wreck which was cleared by 1:40 p.m.

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Several crashes were reported along highways in the Triangle Saturday as rain fell — some of it heavy at times.

The Raleigh Police Department watch commander said there had been about 15 crashes as “a conservative estimate” by 1:30 p.m.



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No serious injuries were reported in any of the Raleigh crashes, police said.

No other information was available about the I-40 wreck.