At least 10 cars involved in crash on I-40 West near Garner

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Friday, May 10, 2024
Crash causes major delays on I-40 near Garner
A crash has caused heavy backup on Interstate 40 near US 70 in Wake County.

WHITE OAK, N.C. (WTVD) -- A major crash closed all lanes of Interstate 40 near US 70 in Wake County on Friday afternoon.

All lanes were shut down 2 miles after Exit 309 in Garner. Crews were able to reopen one lane of traffic about 30 minutes after the crash happened.

All lanes reopened by 5:30 p.m. The crash happened just before 3:45 p.m.

At least a dozen vehicles were involved in the crash.

Traffic was backed up for nearly two miles at the peak of the snarl.

Congestion remained in the areas as of 5:30 p.m. and as a detour, drivers are asked to use Exit 309 (US 70 East) to Exit 326 (US 70 Business West) to I-40.

I-40 westbound also had heavy delays near Exit 287 in Cary by Harrison Avenue.

This story will be updated as more information comes in.