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DANGEROUS WEATHER ALERT | I-40 shut down at Old Fort Exit

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On New Year's Eve afternoon, conditions are changing quickly and we are seeing issues on I-40 from Canton to Marion.

Viewers are reporting icy drizzle and icy roads, and sharing photographs of wrecks.

NC DOT maps show affected traffic on I-40 from Canton east to Marion, with severely impacted traffic between the Sand Hill area of West Asheville and the Oteen area. Traffic is also severely impacted from Black Mountain to Old Fort.

At 4 p.m., I-40 W was shut down at Old Fort Exit due to multiple incidents.

Due to icy roads, use extreme caution if traveling I-40. Emergency crews are responding to multiple crashes.

Check conditions here on the DOT's travel map.

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