Big rig overturns, blocks I-485 traffic

Big rig overturns, blocks I-485 traffic

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 2:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An overturned tractor trailer snarled traffic in south Charlotte on Monday morning.

Authorities tell NBC Charlotte a tractor trailer entered I-485 outer too fast around 8:30 Monday morning, causing the big rig to lose control and flip onto its side.

MEDIC was called to the scene, but fortunately the driver was not seriously injured and was not transported to the hospital.

The scene, near the Steele Creek exit, was quickly cleared. The accident blocked two of three travel lanes for a little more than half an hour.

 

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