10-vehicle collision causes heavy delays on I-40 east near Aviation Parkway


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A crash involving 10 vehicles closed eastbound lanes of Interstate-40 near Raleigh-Durham International Airport for about an hour Monday morning, officials said.

Traffic is moving again as of 11 a.m.

According to an alert issued just after 9:45 a.m., two of the four eastbound lanes of I-40 were closed near exit 285 for Aviation Parkway.

NCDOT initially said three of the four lanes were closed, but one lane reopened within 15 minutes. The crash was completely cleared just before 11 a.m., but congestion remained.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol said 10 vehicles were involved in the incident but no injuries have been reported.

Backups on I-40 east stretched for about 2 miles. There was also heavy congestion on Aviation Parkway, according to NCDOT traffic maps.

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