Deadly accident snarls traffic on I-40 in Burke County

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 8:28 AM

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. -- One person was killed in multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 in Burke County Monday morning.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol  said one person was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer in the eastbound lanes of I-40. Troopers briefly closed part of the eastbound lanes of I-40 while they investigated the scene.

Troopers say all eastbound lanes of I-40 were reopened around 8 a.m. Traffic is still heavy in the area, and commuters should still expect delays.

Commuters should use I-40 at exit 94, then take Dysartsville Road to U.S. 70; U.S. 70 East to Kathy Road as an alternate route.

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