BENSON, N.C. (WNCN) — A crash involving a tractor-trailer stopped traffic in both directions on Interstate 95 near Benson for about 20 minutes Sunday afternoon, officials and the NCDOT said.

The southbound lanes later reopened but the northbound lanes remained closed for seven hours at exit 77, which is Hodges Chapel Road near Dunn, officials said.

UPDATE: Crash that closed I-95 for 7 hours near Benson possibly caused by repaving, NC trooper says

A wreck involving a tractor-trailer was reported around 5:10 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 between mile markers 78 and 79, which is just south of Benson, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

An NCDOT camera at mile maker 79, which is the exit for N.C. 242/East Main Street in Benson, showed traffic stopped on I-95.

UPDATE: Crash that closed I-95 for 7 hours near Benson possibly caused by repaving, NC trooper says

On the NCDOT camera, a large tow truck used for tractor-trailers could be seen backing up in the empty northbound lanes near Benson. Later, fire engines could be seen in the empty northbound lanes.

Crews set up a detour for I-95 traffic at exit 77.

UPDATE: Crash that closed I-95 for 7 hours near Benson possibly caused by repaving, NC trooper says

The NCDOT traffic alert said the highway reopened at 12:04 a.m. Monday.

Officials initially said the highway would reopen Sunday by 8 p.m., then at 10 p.m. and later 11 p.m.

No other information was available.