• TIMELINE: SC Highway Patrol responds to 2,000 weather-related calls


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - 7:15 p.m.: Pres. Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for South Carolina.

    6 p.m.:
    South Carolina Highway Patrol said in the past 24 hours, troopers have responded to 2,044 weather-related calls compared to 646 last year at the same time.

    Officials said 731 collisions were reported, 446 reports of trees in the roadway and 117 abandoned vehicles calls.

    They assisted 553 motorists.

    4:23 p.m.: Multiple accidents have I-85 slowed in both directions between Freedom Road and Graham Street.

    I-485 is closed in both directions near N. Tryon Street.  

    I-485 inner loop at Lawyers is closed due to dangerous conditions.

    4:18 p.m.:
    South Carolina officials said one person was killed in a weather-related accident. Officials are responding to 143 accidents.

    4:13 p.m.:
    Police have the ramp from I-277 outer loop to Davidson Street closed.

    3:49 p.m.:
    Ramp from I-277 to US 74 is closed in both directions until 4 a.m. Thursday.

    3:19 p.m.:
    I-77 southboutn at I-485 is back open.

    3:15 p.m.:
    Two lanes of Interstate 40 eastbound in Iredell County near Statesville at mile marker 152 are closed.

    3:14 p.m.:
    All lanes of Interstate 85 in Rowan County have been reopened after several accidents.

    2:48 p.m.:
    Interstate 85 southboud in Rowan County south of Salisbury has been shut down due to several accidents.

    2:45 p.m.
    , Interstate 77 to Interstate 485 ramp to I-485 east (outer loop) is impassable.

    Please find an alternate route.

    2:30 p.m., Interstate 277 near uptown Charlotte is closed due to dangerous road conditions.

    Channel 9 reporter Jenna Deery said she saw dozens of people trying to drive but spinning their wheels.

    1:45 p.m.: Outbound Independence Blvd. between I-277 and Hawthorne Lane is shut down.

    12:46 p.m.: Bradford Hill Lane and Gilead Road.  One person was injured in an overturned vehicle taken to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially-life-threatening injuries.

    12:45 p.m., Huntersville Fire Department said they were responding to a wreck with an overturned vehicle on Gilead Road at Bradford Hill Lane. HFD said it was their first wreck of Wednesday.

    12:55 p.m., Medic officials said they responded to a seven-vehicle wreck on W WT Harris Boulevard and Dunstaff Road. However, Medic said no one was taken to the hospital from the scene.

    12:00 p.m.: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said at noon Wednesday, it was responding to 105 wrecks around the area.

    Charlotte government reported the 2500 block of Seventh Avenue was closed around 11:30 a.m. due to downed power lines.

    A five-car wreck was reported in the 6200 block of Sharon Road. One car had to be towed.

    One driver ran off the road trying to avoid another car moving into his lane on Interstate 485 outer loop near South Tryon Street.

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