East Charlotte highway reopens after crash involving tanker

CHARLOTTE — A crash involving a tanker truck closed one side of Independence Boulevard in east Charlotte Friday morning. It reopened about five hours later.

The inbound lanes of Independence Boulevard were blocked starting at 3:30 a.m. after a car and tanker truck crashed near Pecan Avenue.

MEDIC said they didn’t respond to the crash.

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Police told drivers to expect significant delays for the morning commute. The highway reopened around 8:45 a.m.

There’s no word on what caused the crash.

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