Traffic

Truck blocks Wade Avenue access to I-440 in Raleigh

Traffic backs up while trying to get onto Interstate 440 headed for North Raleigh from Wade Avenue in Raleigh on Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer became disabled about 6:15 a.m.
Traffic backs up while trying to get onto Interstate 440 headed for North Raleigh from Wade Avenue in Raleigh on Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer became disabled about 6:15 a.m.

A tractor-trailer with mechanical problems stopped on the ramp from eastbound Wade Avenue onto eastbound Interstate 440 Tuesday morning, backing traffic onto Wade Avenue.

Police called for a heavy-duty wrecker to move the truck, but cars and other trucks were stuck in line, unable to pass it.

The jam-up began about 6:15 a.m.

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