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Correction: Wreck snarls I-40 traffic near Durham

Traffic on Interstate 40 was backed up because of an accident on Saturday evening.
Traffic on Interstate 40 was backed up because of an accident on Saturday evening.

A wreck on Interstate 40 West near Durham has caused a traffic jam Saturday evening.

Authorities responded to the accident, which was reported near mile marker 272, shortly after 4:30 p.m., according to multiple media reports.

All westbound lanes on I-40 were closed near Exit 270 (US-15/501).

The lanes may reopen around 6:30 p.m., according to NC DOT officials.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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