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.