Heavy backups after serious I-85 northbound wreck in Kannapolis

A serious wreck shut down Interstate-85 in Kannapolis Thursday afternoon, according to Highway Patrol. 

The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on I-85 northbound at mile marker 62 in Kannapolis. The area was closed just south of Exit 63, Lane Street. 

Highway Patrol said a helicopter was called to the scene. Drivers were advised to take Exit 58 (US-29 North) and continue on US-29 North for nine miles to re-access I-85.