Two separate wrecks slow traffic on Highway 264

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN)- Two separate wrecks just feet apart of each other slowed traffic on one Eastern Carolina highway.

Both wrecks happened on the westbound side of Highway 264 east of Farmville near the Stantonsburg Road overpass.

Traffic in the west bound lanes was backed up around a mile as a result.

The wrecks happened around 12:30 p.m. and the highway was reopened shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the crashes.