Tractor-trailer flips, closing I-85 near Thomasville

Nov. 20, 2012 @ 08:52 AM


Traffic backed up on northbound Interstate 85 in Thomasville Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned, which also caused a hazardous materials alert because of the truck's cargo.
A State Highway Patrol dispatcher told The High Point Enterprise that all northbound I-85 lanes were blocked near the Lake Road exit. Authorities said the driver was injured in the crash, which happened shortly after 6:15 a.m. At 8:30 a.m., the dispatcher told the Enterprise it wasn't clear when the interstate northbound lanes would reopen. All southbound lanes are clear for traffic.
The truck was hauling some type of fuel or chemical, authorities said.
Traffic is being diverted onto U.S. 64 and Interstate 85 Business Loop.