Traffic problems put a grip on commuters Thursday morning as emergency personnel in Raleigh and Durham were dispatched to eight crashes on Interstates 40, 440 and 540 in the space of about 15 minutes.
Wrecks were reported at I-440 and Wake Forest Road, Wade Avenue and Hillsborough Street, and there were multiple crashes at I-440 and Capital Boulevard.
Durham units were sent to a call on I-40 at NC 55, and Raleigh officers were dispatched to an accident on Interstate 540 in the area of Lumley Road.
They all happened between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m.
Accidents regularly increase when roads are wet during commuting hours in the Triangle.