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I-40 Westbound in Burke County Closed due to Accident [UPDATED 3:05 p.m.]

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, as of 12:20 this afternoon (November 2), Interstate-40 westbound at exit 118 in Burke County has been shut down due to a fatal collision. The N.C.D.O.T. has been contacted and is in the process of setting up a detour. No additional information has been released.

[NOTE; A release issued by the Highway Patrol at about 2:10 p.m. stated that the Interstate had re-opened. For details on the accident, click here.]