I-40 east closed at I-85 split near Hillsborough, officials say
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A vehicle crash closed all eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Hillsborough on Sunday evening.
The incident started around 6:15 p.m. and closed the eastbound lanes at the I-85 split, which is mile marker 259.
Emergency vehicles could be seen on the highway blocking traffic from accessing I-40 east.
Authorities said that “Motorists must follow the direction of on-scene personnel.”
Traffic heading east was backed up past the exit for Efland, according to N.C. DOT traffic data.
Officials said the highway was expected to reopen by 9:15 p.m.