CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Downed power lines on Brookshire Bouleveard at I-85 caused major traffic issues Thursday.

Downed power lines and traffic signals forced emergency crews to close both ramps to Brookshire Boulevard from I-85, as well as the overpass that crosses the interstate while repairs were made.

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

CMPD initially tweeted that the roadway would be closed for the entire day Thursday, but crews were able to clear the road and reopen the ramps a little after 3 p.m.