Fiery crash shut down I-40 near Clemmons for hours Tuesday night

  • Source: Winston Salem Journal
  • Published: 01/08/2020 05:20 AM

Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 were closed for hours Tuesday night near exit 182 at Harper Road near Clemmons. The interstate reopened around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. The interstate shut down after a tractor-trailer crashed into a concrete wall, jack-knifed and burst into flames Tuesday afternoon. The highway's westbound lanes were expected to reopen by 11 p.m. Tuesday night, the N.C. Department of Transportation said in email. Trooper B.P. Daniels of the N.C. Highway Patrol said the wreck could have been much worse. The truck driver was uninjured and was able to climb out of his smashed cab when his rig came to a stop.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe