I-40 reopens after incident at Airport Blvd. in Wake County

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — An incident closed some I-40 lanes in both directions in Wake County for about two hours Wednesday afternoon.


The incident was first reported around 4:10 p.m. at exit 284, which is  Airport Blvd., according to the N.C. DOT.

The left eastbound lane was closed and the three left westbound lanes were closed.  All lanes reopened just after 6 p.m.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said a man was injured after an incident at the I-40/Airport Blvd. overpass.

Harrison said the man was on the bridge over I-40 and then was found on the ground along I-40.

Deputies are still determining the circumstances of the incident, Harrison said.

During the worst traffic congestion, eastbound traffic was backed up to N.C. Highway 55 in Durham County. Westbound lanes were backed up to the I-40/Wade Avenue split.


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