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      Crews clear most of latest I-40 rock slide in NC


      COVE CREEK, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina transportation crews have



      removed



      nearly all the 600 tons of rock that fell on to Interstate



      40 in North Carolina



      just three days after a mud and rock slide in



      eight miles away in Tennessee



      closed the westbound lanes of the



      highway.


      Crews from both states hope to have I-40 westbound reopened by



      Monday,



      but they warn this weekend's rain and storms could delay



      the schedule. The



      eastbound lanes of the interstate have not been



      affected.


      The mud slide in Tennessee happened Tuesday in Cocke County just



      over



      the state line, while the Friday rock slide in North Carolina



      happened around mile marker 7.


      A massive rock slide on I-40 in North Carolina in October 2009



      closed the interstate for six months.

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