Crash closes I-40 westbound in Wake County

Traffic backed up because of the wreck on Sunday night. NC DOT image
Traffic backed up because of the wreck on Sunday night. NC DOT image

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A wreck closed I-40 westbound in Raleigh on Sunday night.

All westbound lanes were closed at Exit 295, Gorman Street. The incident appeared to happen around 9:25 p.m.

“Travelers are advised to stay alert and adhere to all instructions given by law enforcement personnel on scene,” the NC DOT said in a message on their website.

To avoid delays, the NC DOT asked motorists to use the alternate route: From I-40 West, take exit 301 to I-440 West. Continue on I-440 West, and then reaccess I-40 at Exit 1.

The area is not scheduled to clear until 11 p.m., officials said.

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