Crash closes multiple lanes of I-85 closed near E. Club Blvd. in Durham, officials say

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There is breaking news.

A crash has closed multiple lanes of Interstate 85 in Durham near East Club Boulevard, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

The crash was reported in a northbound lane near mile marker 179 just before 4:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

All northbound lanes and the left-most southbound lanes are closed, NCDOT said, advising that the impact on traffic would be high.

NCDOT said the highway isn’t expected to reopen until 7 p.m.

In a post on Twitter, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office said drivers trying to access I-85 from U.S. 70 would be directed to take detours until further notice.

Drivers should avoid the area, the sheriff’s office said.


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