I-485 crash causes heavy backups in northwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A crash on Interstate 485 has closed one lane and caused significant traffic delays in northwest Charlotte Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 4:10 p.m. Nov. 17, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. One lane of I-485 Outer is closed before Exit 14 (Mount Holly Road).

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Three patients were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Medic said.

Traffic is backed up beyond Exit 16 (Brookshire Blvd.) as of 4:45 p.m. There also are backups on Inner lanes approaching in the area.

The scene is expected to be cleared by 6:13 p.m.

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