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Accident closes I-85 at U.S. 64

The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed the interchange of Business 85 South and U.S. 64 West in Lexington after a tractor trailer loaded with paper and furniture overturned there early this morning. NCDOT expects to reopen the interchange, which is located near the Davidson County fairgrounds, today between noon and 1 p.m.
Law enforcement officers are on the scene now, investigating the accident. Other emergency crews are removing debris from the roadway, and NCDOT is repairing about 180 feet of guardrail that was damaged in the accident. Once this work is complete and the tractor trailer is hauled from the interchange, NCDOT will reopen the road to traffic.
While the closure is in effect, motorists should take the following detour routes to avoid the area:
• Traveling south on Business 85: Take Fairground Road to Greensboro Street Extension back to I-85 South.
• Traveling west on U.S. 64: Take Main Street to Sixth Street to Salem Street to I-85 Business South back to U.S. 64 West.
For real-time travel information at 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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