Both directions of I-77 reopened after pin-in crash near Hunters - | WBTV Charlotte

Both directions of I-77 reopened after pin-in crash near Huntersville

Cornelius Fire Department and Huntersville Fire Department are both on scene working to clear the area after freeing the person who was pinned inside the vehicle. (Taylor Simpson/WBTV) Cornelius Fire Department and Huntersville Fire Department are both on scene working to clear the area after freeing the person who was pinned inside the vehicle. (Taylor Simpson/WBTV)
(Taylor Simpson/WBTV) (Taylor Simpson/WBTV)
(Taylor Simpson/WBTV) (Taylor Simpson/WBTV)
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

Both directions of I-77 are now open near after a pin-in crash closed the highway near Huntersville Saturday night.

According to the Huntersville Fire Department, the incident happened on I-77 southbound north of Exit 28 at West Catawba Avenue.

Cornelius Fire Department and Huntersville Fire Department were both on scene working to clear the area after freeing the person who was pinned inside the vehicle.

Officials said they were able to free the person and take them to the medical helicopter where they will be flown to the hospital

Both sides of the interstate were closed while crews landed the helicopter on the highway.

Drivers were advised to use caution in the area and yield to responding units.

The highway reopened around 10:40 Saturday night, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

There's no word on what caused the crash, how many cars were involved or injuries as crews worked to clear the area and reopen the highway.

For detours, drivers were advised to take Exit 31 to langtree Road, turn left then take a right onto NC-115 South, continue to Sam Furr Rd and turn right to reaccess I-77 South at Exit 25.

No further information was released.

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