Fiery Crash Closes I-85 In Orange County

An interstate west of Durham is shut down after a multi-vehicle crash involving tractor trailers and automobiles this morning.

I-85 in Hillsborough is closed in both directions at milepost 165. The fiery crash involved at least one tanker truck and another tractor trailer.

Northbound traffic is being diverted off the interstate at N.C. 86 (Exit 165). Emergency crews expect to re-open the northbound lanes around 11:30 a.m.

Southbound traffic is being detoured off the highway at U.S. 70 (Exit 170). Motorists are being sent onto U.S. 70 West, then onto I-85 Connector Link Road back to I-85. The southbound lanes are expected to remain closed into the afternoon as crews will need to clean up a fuel spill caused by the crash.

There is no word yet on injuries in the crash.

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