Wake County

Crashes all over Raleigh caused big delays during morning commutes

Traffic has slowed to a crawl near the Lake Boone Trail exit of Interstate 440.
Traffic has slowed to a crawl near the Lake Boone Trail exit of Interstate 440. DOT

Morning commuters in Raleigh faced big delays Tuesday morning as crashes on major roads caused significant slowdowns.

The state Department of Transportation reported that the shoulder is closed on I-40 westbound about a mile west of the Gorman Street exit. The I-40 incident was reported at 6:53 a.m., DOT reports said.

On the Beltline, a vehicle crash was reported at 7:24 a.m., near the Lake Boone Trail exit on the westbound side of the road, DOT reports said. Police, firefighters and EMS crews have been sent to the scene to clear the crash, which closed two of the three traffic lanes.

The Interstate 440 crash near Lake Boone’s Exit 5 has created a bottleneck that has slowed all the way to the Capital Boulevard exit, nearly six miles away.

An overturned furniture truck that spilled its contents at about 9 a.m. past Interstate 540 near Perry Creek Road also created troubles for drivers, television station ABC11 reported.

All the crashes had been cleared and traffic patterns returned to normal by midmorning.

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