A severe crash Tuesday at the intersection of NC 55 and Interstate 40 has closed the southbound lanes of NC 55.
Also, the eastbound exit ramp from Interstate 40 East to NC 55 has been closed at this time.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area, if possible, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
Michael added, there has been a fatality.
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