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2:58 PM, Special Alert for Entire State

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:58:30 EST


Starting Thursday October 16th through Sunday October 26th, motorists should expect heavy congestion on roads in the Raleigh area due to State Fair traffic.

Roads expected to be affected include: I-40 and I-440 approaching Wade Avenue, Blue Ridge Road, Edwards Mill Road, Trinity Road, Wade Avenue, NC-54, and Hillsborough Street in the vicinity of the fairgounds. Congestion on these roadways is expected to be at their highest during the evening when special events at the fair draw larger crowds, and on weekends.

Motorists not attending the event are urged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes away from the fairgrounds if possible. Those attending the fair are advised to carpool, drive with caution, and obey all signs and law enforcement officers.

Click here to see traffic levels from the first weekend of last year's State Fair.

Last Updated at 9:16 AM on October 24, 2014

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8:02 PM, I-40 W, Vehicle Accident, Lane Closed

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:02:10 EST

All lanes are now open.

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7:29 PM, I-40 W, Congestion

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:29:40 EST

Traffic has returned to normal.

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7:17 PM, I-40 W, Congestion

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:17:47 EST

There is congestion near US 15/501 due to heavier than usual traffic volumes.

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6:21 PM, I-40 W, Congestion

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:38 EST

Traffic has returned to a normal pattern.

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