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2 accidents slow Tuesday commute

Posted June 3, 2008 5:45 p.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2008 11:19 p.m. EDT

— A multi-car accident on Aviation Parkway created a traffic mess Tuesday afternoon near Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Aviation Parkway was closed for about an hour near the intersection with Gateway Center Boulevard, south of Interstate 40. It reopened just after 6 p.m.

In Durham, a tractor-trailer accident on I-40 westbound blocked the right lane near the Old Erwin Road overpass just west of U.S. Highway 15-501.

Drivers were backed up through the 6 o'clock hour.