WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A late Thursday afternoon crash has closed a lane on Interstate 40 West, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The crash occurred between Mile Marker 196 and Mile Marker 195 near Exit 196 for Interstate 74.


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The closure began at around 4:13 p.m. and is expected to last until 6:13 p.m. The left lane of I-40 West is currently closed.

Traffic maps show around 4 miles of heavy congestion on I-40 West and backups on the I-74 off-ramp.

There is no word as to what caused the crash or the status of anyone involved at this time.