Shared by IRPO–Slide Closes I-40 by Buncombe County Line

Interstate should re-open before morning commute

ASHEVILLE — Interstate 40 is closed in both directions due to a mudslide near mile marker 67 by the Buncombe/McDowell County line.

N.C. Department of Transportation crews from Buncombe and McDowell counties and State Highway Patrol immediately responded to a report of several vehicles being stuck in the mud just after 10 p.m. No serious injuries were reported.

The estimated re-opening of both directions may happen by 3 a.m.

Transportation officials remind drivers to obey the directions of local law enforcement and be aware of difficult driving conditions.

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