RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Interstate 440 eastbound was completely closed Friday night into Saturday morning as crews performed emergency work after a truck hit a bridge, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said.
The incident was first reported just after 1:35 p.m. along westbound I-440 at the Western Boulevard bridge, the NCDOT said.
Earlier in the day, DOT officials said the right lane of I-440 west was closed near the bridge. A lane was also closed on Western Boulevard.
A truck with a raised object hitting the underside of the bridge could be spotted at the scene.
DOT officials said crews were checking the bridge for damage.
A lane was closed until 10:30 p.m., but crews later closed all of I-440 east so that work could be performed on the bridge overnight.
Raleigh police said the overnight closure would happen again in the future because of damage to the bridge.