All lanes of I-40 WB reopen near the Beltline in Raleigh following tractor-trailer crash


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — All westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Beltline have reopened after a tractor-trailer crash closed the road earlier on Tuesday.

The crash happened just after 5 a.m. near mile marker 301. Officials originally estimated that lanes would reopen around 9 a.m. The road reopened around 7 a.m.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a single-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler occurred in the work zone on I-40 west at the U.S. Route 301 split when the driver “lost control striking the concrete safety barrier, subsequently jack-knifing.”

Interstate 40 westbound traffic was being detoured onto Interstate 440 west. Drivers were then advised to take I-440 west to Wade Avenue, which gets you to I-40 west.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

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