The shoulder of westbound Interstate 40 just west of Wilmington gave way during Hurricane Florence.
The shoulder of westbound Interstate 40 just west of Wilmington gave way during Hurricane Florence. NCDOT
The shoulder of westbound Interstate 40 just west of Wilmington gave way during Hurricane Florence. NCDOT

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