CHARLOTTE — A deadly crash closed three lanes of the Interstate 485 inner loop in south Charlotte on Tuesday morning, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
UPDATE: A look at your dramatic IL I-485 drive times. A deadly crash involving a tractor trailer has IL I-485 down to 1 lane between South Blvd. & I-77 #clt #clttraffic #cltraffic pic.twitter.com/MhOYBoVPXk— Traffic Team 9 (@TrafficTeam9) August 30, 2022
The inner loop was closed briefly around 6:30 a.m. between South Boulevard and Interstate 77. By 6:45 a.m., one lane was opened, but the right three lanes remained closed. The NCDOT tweeted at about 9 a.m. that the inner loop had reopened.
The Charlotte Fire Department said the crash involved a tractor trailer. One person died in the crash, according to MEDIC.
ALERT: IL I-485 is backed to Johnston Rd. due to a deadly crash between South Blvd. & I-77 . Avoid the area. #Pineville #Ballantyne #clt #clttraffic #cltraffic pic.twitter.com/XSUOymVftM— Traffic Team 9 (@TrafficTeam9) August 30, 2022
In a tweet, CFD said to expect “significant” delays.
This is a developing story. Check wsoctv.com for updates.
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