‘Drive slow over bridges’: Multiple accidents, ice shut down part of I-40 in Winston-Salem

(Kelsey Fabian/WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Multiple accidents and ice shut down both the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 40/US-421 that bridge over Hawthorne Road, according to Winston-Salem Police.

The bridge, in front of Baptist Hospital, was closed for a few hours before reopening, but police warn drivers to continue using cation when driving over icy spots on the highway.

Winston-Salem police are also using this opportunity to warn the public that police received multiple reports of icy bridges in the area.

"This ice will not melt until temperatures rise above freezing," the city tweeted. "Please drive slow over bridges."