I-485 wreck causes traffic nightmare in Pineville

I-485 wreck causes traffic nightmare in Pineville

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 1 at 12:40 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A serious wreck brought Interstate 485 in Pineville to a halt during rush hour Friday evening.

One of two lanes were closed due to the innerloop accident near the South Boulevard intersection around 5:40 p.m. The outerloop was backed up to Interstate 77 as well.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries due to the accident, according to Medic.

(Click here to see photos from the scene)

Backups stretched at least four miles past Johnston Road on the innerloop.

The highway reopened just after 7:30 p.m.

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