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Collapsed Overpass Closes I-40 in Burke County

Posted July 23, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— If your weekend plans include traveling on Interstate-40 in the western part of the state, it's time to make new plans. The highway is closed in both directions through Burke County.

A tanker truck crashed into a bridge Friday afternoon. The truck caught fire causing the highway overpass to collapse.

One person was killed.

I-40 will remain closed at least until the debris is cleared from the Interstate.