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4 tractor-trailer pile-up on I-85 N sends one to a hospital in Davidson Co.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the road has since reopened.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Only one out of five lanes are open in Interstate 85 North in Davidson County following a crash Thursday afternoon, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. 

North Carolina Highway Patrol said four tractor-trailers were involved in the crash and one of the drivers was sent to a hospital. 

NCDOT said the crash happened near Mile Maker 87 around 2:56 p.m. the road has since reopened. 

Troopers are advising drivers to use the following detour: 

  • Take Exit 86 and turn right onto Belmont Road. 
  • From Belmont Road, drive a half mile, enter the turnaround, and turn right onto Clyde Fitzgerald Road. 
  • From Clyde Fitzgerald Road, drive two and a half miles and turn left onto NC 47. 
  • From NC 47, drive 100 feet and turn right to re-access I-85 


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