Traffic reaches standstill after multiple I-40 wrecks in Burke County

  • Source: Morganton News Herald
  • Published: 04/10/2019 06:35 AM

Traffic on Interstate 40 in Burke County was brought to a standstill once again Tuesday afternoon after multiple wrecks sent a firefighter to a hospital to be checked out. It all started when a blue SUV merged in front of a logging truck at around 12:35 p.m. near Exit 116, said Trooper K.B. Robinson with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The logging truck swerved to avoid a collision, but in the process hit the guardrail. No one was injured, but the Burke County Fire Marshal’s office said about 60 to 70 gallons of oil was spilled across the interstate, Robinson said. The wrecks didn’t end there.


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