Asheville - A crash reported near Mile Marker 145 in Statesville has prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to close all westbound lanes along a portion of I-40 west between the Old Mountain Road exit and the Stamey Farm Road exit.
The collision occurred between at tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle around 4 p.m.
Slow downs are expected over the next few hours.
NCDOT is also taking this time to remind the traveling public of the Move Over Law.
Under the "Move Over" law, motorists are required to move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the shoulder of the highway, including public service vehicles with amber lights. Violating the law could result in a $500 fine.
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