Portion of I-85 southbound closed in Rowan County due to crash

- Transportation officials are urging drivers to avoid Interstate-85 southbound near U.S. 29 in Rowan County due to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer.

The road will remain closed for the next few hours near mile marker 64.

Drivers traveling in the area can detour using exit 68 for U.S. 29 South for 10 miles and then return to I-85 South.

Once the crash is clear, crews will need to inspect the roadway for safety before opening the interstate. The expected time of reopening is 3 p.m.

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