Gaston & Catawba

I-40 closed in Burke County

Interstate 40 is closed this morning in Burke County.

A wreck has caused the N.C. Highway Patrol to close the westbound lanes of I-40 at the Burke-McDowell county line. Authorities say they expect to have the road reopened by 10 a.m.

The closure is near mile marker 92.

U.S. 70 is being used as a detour, but motorists headed from Statesville and Hickory toward the mountains can expect delays this morning.