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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:18

All lanes of I-40 reopened after slide

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All lanes of Interstate 40 West in Haywood County have reopened following a rockslide that occurred Monday evening, Aug. 19.

Initial reports from county emergency workers claimed that all four lanes of Interstate 40 at Exit 7 (Harmon’s Den) in Haywood County were blocked by a rockslide around 7:45 p.m.

However, the picture quickly got brighter. Only one lane — the right lane of I-40 westbound — was covered by rock debris, according to a North Carolina Department of Transportation news release issued Monday night.

N.C. DOT crews worked overnight to clear the debris, and the road was completely reopened by Tuesday morning. In a DOT news release, department officials reminded motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information, call 511 or visit www.ncdot.gov/travel.

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