The crash happened just after 8:15 a.m. Details surrounding the crash have not been released.
Authorities were able to clear one of the two lanes to allow traffic by about 30 minutes later.
Emergency crews are still blocking the left lane, so expect backups in the area.
Southbound lanes along NC-147 are also moving with a slight delay.
Drivers are being advised to avoid the area by taking I-40 East at exit 278 to NC-55 West to re-access NC-147 at Exit 11.
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