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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - Part of a highway in western North Carolina wass shut down after a vehicle collision Friday evening.

According to an alert from DriveNC, the eastbound lanes of I-40, near the state line with Tennessee, were shut down until at least 10 p.m. because of the crash. It happened near the exit to Fine Creek Road.

Viewers on scene tell us the shutdown had been ongoing for hours, since at least 6 p.m., with no movement on the interstate.

NCDOT later alerted the lanes were back up, but drivers should expect congestion.

We reached out to NC State Highway Patrol for more information. Stay tuned for updates.

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