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Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-77, yellow paint floods into roadway

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CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) -

An early morning tractor trailer accident has traffic on northbound Interstate 77 at a near standstill.

The incident was reported at 4:11 a.m. at mile marker 28, the exit to Catawba Avenue in Cornelius, according to NCDOT.

A tractor trailer rear-ended the cab to another tractor trailer, spilling yellow paint all over the interstate.

Traffic is backed up as far as W.T. Harris Boulevard at exit 18.

One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The left lane was reported at 5:30 a.m.

Motorists should use Old Statesville Road as an alternate route until the road has been fully reopened.

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