Part of I-40 Reopens near Buncombe/McDowell County Line

RALEIGH, NC (May 30, 2018 at 6:47am)…Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on I-40 have been reopened at mile marker 67 at the Buncombe/McDowell County line where the interstate had been closed due to mudslide.

Extensive damage to the median barrier will require one eastbound lane and two westbound lanes to remain closed for several days for repairs to be made.

Motorists should plan for delays and allow extra travel time. Transportation officials remind drivers to obey the directions of law enforcement and be aware of difficult driving conditions.