Woods fire clogs traffic on I-40W in Johnston County
Posted March 15, 2013
Smithfield, N.C. — Traffic backed up Friday afternoon along westbound Interstate 40 in Johnston County as authorities battled a large woods fire.
Both lanes were closed for a time near Exit 319, but the road completely reopened about 6 p.m.
According to Johnston County officials, the fire was covering about 20 to 25 acres when six fire departments and the North Carolina Forestry Deparment responded.
More information on what caused the blaze was not immediately available.