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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