Crashes close whole directions, lanes on major Raleigh routes
Posted May 15
Raleigh, N.C. — Two crashes, one resulting in a fire, shut down multiple lanes and a whole direction on I-40 and I-440 in Wake County on Monday.
Around 9:30 a.m., a wreck closed all westbound lanes of I-440 in Raleigh near Exit 14 for US-64/I-495. Officials said the wreck involved five cars, and one person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A fiery single-car crash also closed two westbound lanes of I-40 in Morrisville near Exit 284 (Airport Boulevard). Officials do not know the cause of the fire. No injuries have been reported.
Both routes reopened within hours of the wrecks.