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Fallen tree causes I-95 wrecks, briefly closes highway near Kenly

Posted July 9, 2016 7:20 a.m. EDT

A fallen tree caused a backup late Friday night on Interstate 95 near Kenly after several vehicles crashed into it.

— A fallen tree caused a backup late Friday night on Interstate 95 near Kenly after several vehicles crashed into it.

The tree fell across the southbound lanes of the highway, officials said. Several vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, ran into the down tree.

As the fire department worked to clean up the tree, three or four more vehicles collided at the same spot in another accident, officials said. I-95 was shut down, and traffic was rerouted.

Two minor injuries were reported, and the highway was closed for about an hour.