Crews worked through the night and cleared a rockslide that had closed part of westbound Interstate 40 in western North Carolina, according to state transportation officials.
The rockslide was reported about 7:45 p.m. Monday at mile marker 7 in Haywood County, not far from the Tennessee border. The right lane had been blocked by the debris.
Engineers surveyed the mess late Monday night and said there were about 50 truck loads of debris to be removed. They estimated it would be noon Tuesday before all lanes were open.
But Julia Casadonte of the N.C. Department of Transportation says crews worked nonstop during the night, and the lane was reopened before daybreak Tuesday.
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