Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down I-85 in Kannapolis

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. – An overturned tractor-trailer shut down I-85 near Kannapolis Wednesday morning.

The accident, which was reported just before 7 a.m., closed both northbound lanes of I-85 near Exit 63 in Kannapolis.

Authorities are encouraging motorists to use U.S. Highway 29 as an alternate route while the interstate is being cleared. The lanes are expected to re-open around 1 p.m.

Police have not identified the driver or provided an update on any injuries from the accident. 

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