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Outer Beltline cleared after wreck

Posted September 11, 2009

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— All lanes of Interstate 440 have been re-opened and heavy congestion has cleared after a multi-vehicle wreck on the Outer Beltline in Raleigh Friday morning.

Police said the wreck happened near the Capital Boulevard exit shortly before 8 a.m. More details about the wreck haven't been released.

Three left lanes of the Outer Beltline were closed for about an hour, and traffic delays formed from the Wake Forest Road exit back to the U.S. Highway 64 interchange.

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  • rescuefan Sep 11, 2009

    "Not everyone gets on the internet in the morning AND this was not posted until the accident had occurred for over 45 minutes. A lot of people could have avoided the area had it been on the TV. That was the point I would assume.
    calmdownitstheintaaaarnet"

    Actually, it was about 15 minutes after it happened that it was posted. The person I quoted read the story here, commented on it here and complained that it wasn't on TV. Ummm, why does it need to be in both places? Lots of people don't turn on their TVs in the morning either and opt to check the internet for their local news.

  • southpaw Sep 11, 2009

    I don't know why people are commenting on this, even if they really did not witness this accident. We were about the third car behind the vehicles involved in this accident. We just entered I440 from Six Forks.Behind us was a State Trooper, also under the overpass was a Raleigh City Police Officer. The State Trooper responded immediately and secured the scene. Soon after the Raleigh Police arrived. Perhaps several cars passed during the time the Trooper exited his vehicle, checked on the driver of the SUV which was hit and called in for emergency services. However the scene was secured and cars did not pass. I walked across the street to the Trooper with another witness. If there were cars passing we would have been hit. The accident occurred when a light colored mini (gray/blue) van came intact with a black SUV. The SUV went to the right,hit the embankment flipped over several times airborne,landed right side up on the left side of the road.Emergency vehicles came from both sides.

  • angora2 Sep 11, 2009

    "When will the Mayor of Raleigh slow it down and STOP building?"

    You'll need to squelch the developers and their big bucks before growth slows down. The mayor has no power over greed.

  • freddie cadetti 72 Sep 11, 2009

    Some idiot not driving safely. Made me late for Dr. App't.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Sep 11, 2009

    ""still no mention of this on tv! way to go brian! lkanzig"

    And that's an issue why? It's right here on the internet. You just read it, why do you need to see it on TV too?

    Too many drivers are doing other things besides paying attention to the road.
    rescuefan"

    Not everyone gets on the internet in the morning AND this was not posted until the accident had occurred for over 45 minutes. A lot of people could have avoided the area had it been on the TV. That was the point I would assume.

  • jprime Sep 11, 2009

    Any more details on this? Was anyone hurt? What cars were involved?

  • mjlt3 Sep 11, 2009

    The traffic in Raleigh is just a total mess!!! not to mention the people that drive the cars. Always bump to bump,rude and in a hurry. When will the Mayor of Raleigh slow it down and STOP building? It's beginning to look like a bunch of "roaches" all on top of each other. Just tooooooooooo crowded.

  • garnertoy Sep 11, 2009

    we still got people that havent got to work yet they talk like it is a mess

  • rescuefan Sep 11, 2009

    "still no mention of this on tv! way to go brian!
    lkanzig"

    And that's an issue why? It's right here on the internet. You just read it, why do you need to see it on TV too?

    Too many drivers are doing other things besides paying attention to the road.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Sep 11, 2009

    i passes this at about 745, 5 car wreck in the middle of 440 outer, the amazing thing was the people that were continuing to drive up the middle lane and then cut someone off(thus making more delays) its time for people to realize if all other lanes are going slow and the one you are in is not, thats probably not the lane to be in

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