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I-40 Accident Site Is Now Clear

Posted March 18, 2007 7:09 p.m. EDT
Updated March 19, 2007 4:03 a.m. EDT

— The accident site where a tanker truck overturned on I-40 in Johnston County Sunday is now clear, officials said. No serious injuries have been reported.

One of two eastbound lanes on I-40 was temporarily closed Sunday after the accident happened at mile-marker 315 near N.C. Highway 42 about 4:45 p.m. Two people were transported to WakeMed with minor injuries.

Highway Patrol officials said all lanes of I-40 were reopened Sunday evening as investigators stayed at the scene of the accident. However, the lane was closed again late Sunday night as crews began to remove the truck from the site.

Traffic backups were reported from mile-marker 12 to mile-marker 16 late Sunday evening.