One lane of I-85N closed in Davidson County

  • Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:35 a.m.
    UPDATED: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:23 p.m.

UPDATE: Two of three lanes are now open on I-85 North just north of N.C. 109 near Thomasville. The right lane will remain closed until crews move the tanker truck from the roadway. Please use caution in the area.

All lanes of I-85 North just north of N.C. 109 near Thomasville are currently closed to traffic due to an accident involving a tanker truck. The interstate is expected to reopen early this afternoon.


While the closure is in place, the N.C. Department of Transportation has set up the following detour route to help motorists avoid the accident scene:

From I-85 North, take N.C. 109 North (Exit 103);

Turn right onto N.C. 62 East; and

Turn right onto U.S. 311 South to return to I-85 North.

For real-time travel information any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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