Twenty-five injured in I-40 collisions in Alamance County; 134 vehicles damaged
Posted March 13, 2016 9:06 p.m. EDT
Updated March 14, 2016 11:00 a.m. EDT
Burlington, N.C. — More than 130 vehicles were involved in numerous wrecks on both westbound and eastbound Interstate 40 in Alamance County Sunday night, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The first incident, which involved about 25 vehicles, happened on eastbound I-40 near the Jimmie Kerr Road overpass. A Highway Patrol spokesman said wet roads, fog and speed were all factors in four collisions on eastbound I-40.
As emergency crews worked to clear eastbound lanes, drivers headed west began to reduce speed, leading to several other collisions over a four-mile portion of I-40 West, troopers said.
In total, 134 vehicles were damaged and 25 people were taken to Alamance Regional Medical Center.
Troopers from Alamance, Guilford and Orange counties, along with the Alamance County Sheriff's Department, Graham Police Department and Mebane Police Department all responded to the area following the crashes.
Westbound travel lanes of I-40 were reopened at about 10:30 p.m.