RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Interstate 540 heading west was closed in north Raleigh Friday evening after a series of crashes during severe weather.
The closure came after at least 10 separate vehicle crashes in a short stretch of highway while an intense storm hit the area just after 6 p.m., according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The wrecks, which involved dozens of vehicles, were reported just west of exit 9, which is N.C. 50/Creedmoor Road, according to the highway patrol and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Traffic heading west was backed up to Six Forks Road and traffic heading east was also moving very slowly, according to cameras and data from the NC DOT.
One lane was reopened around 6:45 p.m. The highway was clear by 9:30 p.m.
Troopers said no one was injured in the various crashes.