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Traffic alert: 421 northbound closed in Winston-Salem due to crash

The crash happened just after 7:30am on Tuesday morning. Drivers are being detoured.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are asking drivers to avoid a crash that closed part of 421 Tuesday morning. 

421 northbound is closed at Jonestown Road for a crash that happened under the bridge. 

Drivers are being sent off the roadway at the Jonestown exit and then allowed to re-enter 421 northbound. 

Police say there is heavy congestion in the area and lots of back-ups, so if you can avoid the area. 

The crash involved one car with only the driver inside. Police say the driver's injuries are serious and they are being treated in a local hospital. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Officers hope to have the road reopened in the next few hours.

WFMY News 2 will stay up to date on this developing story.