WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Lanes were closed in both directions of Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem on Friday, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

The first crash was on I-40 East at Mile Marker 196 near the exit for Interstate 74.

Area of the crash (courtesy of © OpenStreetMap contributors)

The second crash was on I-40 West at Mile Marker 201 near NC-66 and Union Cross Road.

Area of the crash (courtesy of © OpenStreetMap contributors )

There is no word as to what caused these crashes within five miles of the other. The expected impact on traffic is high.

All lanes are open as of 6:14 p.m.