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Update: Lanes Back Open on I-40 Following Crash

Police said the eastbound lanes are closed between Hanes Mall Blvd. and Peters Creek Pkwy.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Update

According to Winston Salem Police Interstate 40 East in between Hanes Mall Boulevard and Peters Creek Parkway is back open. The highway was closed for over two hours due to a car crash that was investigated by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Winston-Salem police said part of I-40 is shut down following a crash involving multiple vehicles.

Police said the eastbound lanes are closed between Hanes Mall Blvd. and Peters Creek Pkwy. Police said it will be closed for an undetermined amount of time as of 10 p.m. Thursday night. Police said drivers should avoid the area.

WFMY News 2 is working to find out how many cars are involved, what caused the crash, if there are any injures and the latest on when the highway could reopen.