GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – A jackknifed tractor trailer halted all four lanes of traffic on I-85 southbound in Gaston County Sunday.
By midnight, crews had cleared one of four lanes of traffic, and reopened the interstate that was closed during the accident.
Around 8:30, authorities say a tractor trailer jackknifed while traveling down the interstate near exit 27, Highway 273, leaving traffic sitting for hours, the backup stretching for miles.
A detour diverted traffic onto exit 27, on to Highway 74, then back on to I-85.
There were no reported injuries during the accident.