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I-85 wreck causes massive backup

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A tractor trailer which flipped over a guardrail onto an interstate in north Charlotte caused a major backup for commuters early Friday morning.

A semi truck hauling paper and ink was originally on Reagan Drive which runs parallel to I-85. 

The truck flipped over the guardrail and ended up on I-85 affecting traffic heading northbound.

At one time, three of the four northbound lanes of I-85 were shut down, but all four lanes were reopened by 8 a.m.

Still, traffic was backed up as far south as the I-77 and I-85 interchange with vehicles waiting to get onto northbound I-85.

The highway patrol charged the driver of the semi-truck with reckless driving.

No one was injured during the accident. 

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