Traffic alert - I-85 closed near Efland exit

Sep. 04, 2013 @ 03:40 PM

The westbound lanes near where Interstates 85 and 40 merge near the Mt. Willing Road exit (Exit 160) are closed after a wreck involving large trucks, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.No one was seriously injured in the wreck, but it is causing traffic problems on the interstate just west of Hillsborough. After the first wreck, another smaller wreck occurred, which also is making it difficult to clear the roads of the vehicles blocking the road.

The N.C. Dept. of Transportation is advising drivers to take the following detour:

Take Exit 160 toward Efland and turn left onto Mount Willing Road. Continue for 0.2 miles and turn right onto West Ten Road. Continue for 3.1 miles and turn right onto Buckhorn Road. Continue for 0.7 miles and turn left to re-access I-85 Southbound/I-40 Westbound from mile marker 157.