Overturned FedEx tractor trailer blocks part of I-40 in Raleigh

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A FedEx truck jackknifed on I-40 (WTVD)

An overturned FedEx tractor-trailer blocked several eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Raleigh on Friday morning.

The crash caused a four-mile backup for several hours.

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The truck was jackknifed between the exits for Gorman Street and Avent Ferry Road in the Fortify construction area.

Police said the driver "lost traction" and crashed into a concrete median barrier.

A worker with FedEx said the driver of the truck was able to walk away from the scene.

The road didn't reopen until around 1 p.m. because crews had to repair the barrier.

The crash caused a huge traffic backup.

"I feel bad for people in that line," motorist Anton Lima told ABC11 when the road was still congested. "Because they can't get out either. They're screwed."

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