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
*I77 SB Update 4* Patient is free from the wreckage. We are now hand carrying her to the Northbound side to the Helicopter. Interstate remains closed on both sides, AVOID the area as Huntersville & Cornelius continue to work the scene. #CLTtraffic— Huntersville Fire (@Huntersville_FD) July 8, 2018
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.
*I77 SB Update 3* We are closing both sides of the interstate now, North & South bound as we land @MedCenterAir on the interstate. AVOID the area as Huntersville & Cornelius crews work to extricate the patient. #CLTtraffic— Huntersville Fire (@Huntersville_FD) July 8, 2018
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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