I-85 north in Gaston County backed up for miles at Sam Wilson Road

Interstate 85 northbound is backed up in the Belmont and Mount Holly area, due to a wreck before the Sam Wilson Road exit.

Northbound traffic out of Gaston County is reportedly backed up for eight miles to Cox Road. Alternate routes like Wilkinson Road are backed up as well.

One person was reportedly hospitalized after the crash on I-85 northbound, which happened around 6 a.m., just north of the Catawba River.