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Overturned Tractor Trailer Closes Lanes on I-85 Northbound in Gaston County

SHELBY-- A tractor trailer overturned this morning on Interstate 85 Northbound near Exit 22 (South Main Street)in Gaston County, and now twoofthe interstate's three lanes are closedas cleanupcontinues.

The crash was reported at 7:31 a.m. Crews must work to upright the tractor trailer and remove it from the scene before I-85 Northbound can open completely. All lanes are expected to reopen by 12:30 p.m.

Motorists are urgedto seek alternate routes. One possible routeis to take Exit 21(Cox Road),turn right onto Cox Road to U.S.74 (Franklin Boulevard), and then take a left on U.S.74/Franklin Boulevard to South Main Street. Finally, take a left on South Main Street to returnto I-85 North.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM