A rockslide on Interstate 40 at mile marker 7 in North Carolina briefly shut down the westbound lanes accordingly to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The slide occurred around 1:20 p.m. Thursday

NCDOT spokesman David Uchiyama said there were several boulders near the road and the closure was necessary for safety purposes.

NCDOT reported the rockslide was officially cleared and all lanes opened about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials did note that one lane is closed at mile marker 15 for unrelated construction.