Accident closes 3 lanes of I-85 southbound in Gaston Co. - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Accident closes 3 lanes of I-85 southbound in Gaston Co.

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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

A vehicle crash along Interstate 85 in Gaston County caused a Friday afternoon traffic nightmare.

All three lanes were closed near Exit 23 in McAdenville for several hours, according to the NC Department of Transportation.

Video from Sky 3 showed traffic backed up six miles to Interstate 485 in Mecklenburg County.

All lanes were reopened just before 4:30 p.m. 

Gaston County EMS says one person was removed from a flipped truck and taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Another person from a car was treated for minor injuries.

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