4-vehicle crash, fuel spill on I-440 west near Poole Rd causes delays on 3 interstates

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Thursday, February 24, 2022
4-car crash closes 2 lanes on I-440 near Poole Road
Hazmat crews are on scene cleaning a 50 gallon fuel spill following the crash.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A four car crash caused a major slowdown on I-440, I-40 and I-87 on Thursday morning.

ABC11 crews on the scene said at one time, three of four lanes on I-440 and two lanes of I-440 east were closed near Poole Road as emergency crews worked to safely clear the crash. The road has since cleared as of 10 a.m.

According to officials, a tractor trailer and box truck were both involved in the crash. The tractor trailer overturned, blocking several lanes of traffic. A fuel tank on the box truck ruptured as well, spilling dozens of gallons of fuel into the roadway.

Hazmat crews were on site to clean up the spilled fuel.

ABC11 traffic reporter Kim Deaner said the crash caused major delays during morning rush hour not only on I-440, but also on I-87 and I-40 going into Raleigh,

It is unclear at this time if anyone was seriously injured in the crash.