Wreck closes northbound lanes of Durham Freeway

— The northbound lanes of the Durham Freeway were closed early Thursday morning after a wreck near T.W. Alexander Drive.

The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. near exit 7, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It is unclear what caused the wreck.

At least one passenger vehicle could be seen crashed at the scene, and a larger commercial truck was also stopped on the side of the highway. Emergency vehicles blocked the road around 5 a.m.

To get around the scene, take exit 7 to T.W. Alexander Drive and follow it to U.S. Highway 70 West. Take US-70 to Interstate 85 South. Take I-85 South to U.S. Highway 15-501 South to get back on the Durham Freeway.

A special thank you to our friends at WRAL for helping out with this post.