GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — An accident caused heavy delays on Interstate-85 southbound in Gaston County Thursday morning, NCDOT said.

The wreck happened at 7:27 a.m. Thursday, March 30, on I-85 near McAdenville Road in Lowell.

NCDOT reported the right shoulder was closed near Exit 23. The area was expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.