Holiday travel slows traffic on I-40 in Johnston County

Posted May 30, 2011 6:19 p.m. EDT
Updated May 30, 2011 6:28 p.m. EDT

— State transportation department officials reported heavy congestion on Interstate 40 westbound in Johnston County Monday evening, as motorists headed home after a hot and sunny holiday weekend.

Traffic was particularly backed up between N.C. Highway 210 and U.S. Highway 70, near the Harnett County line. The state Department of Transportation advised motorists to expect delays.

According to AAA Carolinas, an estimated 865,000 people got on the road this Memorial Day, which is a 3 percent increase over last year.