Crash shuts down I-40

August 24, 2009 8:15:32 PM PDT
Officials had to close all lanes on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 72, in McDowell County, east of Asheville Monday.It took hours before the wreck involving a tractor-trailer was cleared.

Further details about the crash have not been released.

Traffic had to be detoured and officials told motorists headed to the area to pick an alternative route.