Fire shuts I-40 lane near Chapel Hill

Saturday, July 07, 2012

An accident that caused a car fire shut down the westbound lane of Interstate 40 at exit 263 in Orange County Saturday.

The Department of Transportation said it happened around 1:30 pm when an accident blocked the right lane of I-40 and closed both shoulders near Chapel Hill.

Crews were on the scene with lanes re-opened to traffic around 3 p.m.

Initial reports did not mention if anyone was injured.

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