Westbound I-40 in NC reopens after rockslide - FOX Carolina 21

Westbound I-40 in NC reopens after rockslide

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Landslide on I-40 west. (Source: NC DOT) Landslide on I-40 west. (Source: NC DOT)
Landslide on I-40 west. (Source: NCDOT) Landslide on I-40 west. (Source: NCDOT)
CLYDE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A rockslide that blocked one westbound lane on Interstate 40 near the state line has reopened, according to transportation officials.

The rockslide happened near Exit 7 on I-40 near Clyde, NC, in Haywood County and there were still rocks falling on Monday night, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation had expected the right lane of the westbound side of the highway to be closed until Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. though as of 7 a.m., all lanes had opened.

North Carolina Department of Transportation advised motorists traveling in the area to use caution, to adhere to all instructions given by law enforcement personnel on scene, and to expect potential delays.

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