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Wreck involving tractor trailers clogs traffic on I-77

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A wreck involving two tractor trailers early Thursday morning caused a major backup for traffic heading southbound on interstate 77.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said two tractor trailers collided around 5:15 a.m. on I-77 between the exits for Remount Road and Clanton Roads.

The wreck forced the closure of all southbound lanes for about three hours.

At one point, traffic was backed up from the accident scene all the way to the Lasalle Street exit.

One of the drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by MEDIC to a local hospital.

All lanes were reopened by 8:15 a.m.

The highway patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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