Overturned tanker shuts down I-85S in northeast Charlotte, officials say

CHARLOTTE — An overturned tanker shut down all southbound lanes of I-85 near Exit 45 Tuesday night in Charlotte, fire officials tweeted.

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The wreck happened at about 8 p.m. near the West W.T. Harris Boulevard Exit. The DOT said the scene should be cleared by around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Expect significant delays.


  • Motorist are advised to take Exit 48 (I-485 Outer) to Exit 23A (I-77 South), take I-77 South for 6 miles to Exit 13 to re-access I-85.

It is not known if there were any injuries.

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