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I-95 traffic backs up for miles around crash at Wilson-Nash county line

Posted October 24, 2012 5:35 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2012 6:43 p.m. EDT

— A portion of northbound Interstate 95 at the Wilson-Nash county line was closed for hours Wednesday, following a multi-vehicle crash that forced a tractor-trailer off the roadway.

The crash, which happened about 10 a.m. near mile marker 125, prompted authorities to close both northbound lanes. The crash also caused problems for southbound traffic, as onlooker delays created congestion, authorities said.

Details on what caused the crash were not immediately released. The end of the tractor-trailer could be seen in roadside brush, and skid marks traced the path where it left the roadway.

One northbound lane was briefly reopened, then closed again. At 5 p.m., authorities said they were still trying to move another tractor-trailer from the roadway. However, cars were being directed around the site on the shoulder of the interstate.

Evening traffic was backed up beyond mile marker 121, authorities said.

Drivers are advised to use caution in the area and seek alternate routes if possible. The northbound exit closest to the crash scene is Exit 121, which is U.S. Highway 264.