An overturned SUV crash cleanup and investigation shut down I-85N and the ramp to the downtown connector. Lanes have since reopened but the damage to the morning commute is done.
Both I-85 N and the ramp to the connector northbound were blocked since 5:54 AM. Fire and EMS professionals arrived on the scene to treat someone and a wrecker arrived to turn the SUV back over.
This will affect anyone coming into the city from the south using I-85. Traffic is slowed beyond Cleveland Ave.
11Alive Traffic Tracker Crash Clark said drivers wanting to avoid the back up could take Central Ave exit and cut over to I-75.