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Charlotte interstate reopens hours after crash

A crash involving a cement truck blocked a portion of the I-485 inner loop near Moores Chapel Road in west Charlotte Tuesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The inner loop of Interstate 485 reopened in west Charlotte hours after a crash involving a cement truck forced crews to close the highway Tuesday morning. 

The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. near Exit 12 for Moores Chapel Road. One person was rushed to a Charlotte hospital with life-threatening injuries, Medic confirmed. The road fully reopened shortly after 1:30 p.m., ahead of the estimated time of 3 p.m. 

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As of 11:30 a.m., the entire inner loop was closed by the crash. Traffic was diverted off I-485 and over the interchange with Moores Chapel Road, with drivers getting back on the inner loop via the on ramp.  

Drivers can also take I-85 and I-77 to detours to avoid lingering delays in the area of the crash.

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