GASTONIA, N.C. -- An accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 south brought traffic to a halt Monday afternoon.

The reported accident happened around 1 p.m. on I-85 south near mile markers 17 and 19, which is near Cox Road and U.S. 321. Two lanes were blocked for more than a half-hour due to the wreck.

Emergency crews slowly began to let traffic get by in the left hand lane around 2 p.m.

There are no reported injuries in the accident.

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