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Spilled gravel causes tie-up on I-40

Posted November 19, 2010 12:27 p.m. EST
Updated November 19, 2010 12:29 p.m. EST

— A truck dumped a load of gravel on Interstate 40 near Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Friday morning, causing a traffic tie-up for a couple of hours, authorities said.

The gravel spilled shortly after 10 a.m. just east of Aviation Parkway, forcing state Department of Transportation crews to close all four westbound lanes of I-40 as they swept up the debris, said Sgt. Jorge Brewer of the state Highway Patrol.

No damage or injuries were reported because of the gravel, Brewer said.

All lanes were reopened by noon.

The truck that spilled the gravel left the scene and hadn't been located by Friday afternoon, Brewer said. Troopers also hadn't found any witnesses to assist in the investigation, he said.