• Crash in construction zone blocks portion of I-85 in Rowan County

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    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - North Carolina state troopers said a 2-car crash early Thursday shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 in Rowan County for roughly an hour.

    The crash happened just after 7 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-85 north of Lane Street near the Cabarrus County line and had traffic at a standstill, backed up for more than 10 miles.

    Onlooker delays were also backing up traffic in the northbound lanes.

    People could be seen getting out of their cars trying to see what was going on, an ambulance got stuck, and a truck could be seen trying to turn around into oncoming traffic. 

    Troopers said no serious injuries were reported.

    The crash was cleared just after 8 a.m. and the lanes were reopened.

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