Truck spills sand along I-485 near Mint Hill; traffic backed up for miles

Truck spills sand along I-485 near Mint Hill; traffic backed up for miles
(WSOC)

MINT HILL, N.C. — A truck carrying sand was involved in an accident along Interstate 485 outer near Mint Hill on Friday.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. on the ramp to Fairview Road.

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Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the area, where sand was piled up on the side of the interstate.

One lane was open to traffic on I-485, but traffic was still backed up for miles.

It’s unclear what led to the accident.

Officials expect the road to clear around 4:30 p.m.

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