Crash closes I-40 east near Tennessee border

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CLYDE, N.C. (WNCN) – Eastbound Interstate 40 is closed near the Tennessee border due to a crash Friday evening, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said.

The incident was reported just before 6 p.m. in Haywood County. The crash happened near mile marker 17.5 and the Fines Creek Road exit, NCDOT said.

Drivers are instructed to follow the directions of on-scene law enforcement. NCDOT initially said the road was expected to remain closed until 10 p.m., but later updated the estimate to 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

No other information was available.

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