Lanes of I-540, exit ramp near Glenwood Avenue reopen after 18-wheeler crash in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Several lanes of Interstate 540 east and an exit ramp were blocked Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer went off the road and crashed, according to Raleigh police.

Police said that two lanes on I-540 east near the Glenwood Avenue exit had to be shut down so the 18-wheeler could be removed from the scene.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the crash occurred around 3:45 a.m. and the ramp to Glenwood Avenue was expected to be closed until 7 a.m. The road and ramp reopened at 7:26 a.m., according to the NCDOT.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not seriously injured in the crash, police said.

It’s unclear at this time if any charges will be filed against the truck driver.

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