Debris Causes Morning Gridlock on Interstate 540 in Fayetteville

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Traffic was backed up for nearly four miles Monday morning after they say trash and debris were scattered all over the interstate.

Traffic was reduced to one lane northbound around 8 a.m. as highway crews directed traffic and cleaned up the mess.

The traffic was at a standstill northbound from Wedington all the way through to the Fulbright Expressway.

Fayetteville Police say because of the backup, there was one accident reported.

As of 9 a.m. traffic has resumed without delays.