Serious crash shuts down I-85 near Belmont

- UPDATE:  All lanes of I-85 southbound have reopened following this serious crash.

A serious crash shut down all lanes of I-85 southbound near Belmont exit 27 Saturday afternoon.

Belmont Police along with emergency personnel from Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties responded to the crash involving one tractor trailer and approximately 10-15 other vehicles. It is unknown how long the road is expected to be shut down. There are several miles of delays in the area, and it is causing delays on I-485 as well.  Wilkinson Blvd/US74, the alternate route, is backed up for several miles.

Outside the Fox 46 studios we saw cars turning around and going the wrong way to access the Sam Wilson Rd exit. 

Stay with Fox 46 for updates on this serious crash and road closure. 

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