I-85 reopens after truck jackknifes near Belmont

I-85 reopens after truck jackknifes near Belmont

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 4:44 AM

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.
 

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