Downed lines across I-77 bring interstate to a standstill in north Charlotte

Lanes open after standstill I-77 traffic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A portion of southbound I-77 was closed in north Charlotte Tuesday after utility lines fell across the interstate.

The incident happened around 10:45 a.m. at the Hambright Road overpass, just south of the I-485 interchange near mile marker 19. Traffic was backed up for miles as crew worked to remove the lines from the roadway.

Downed lines brought SB I-77 to a standstill in north Charlotte on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Sky3 | WBTV)
Downed lines brought SB I-77 to a standstill in north Charlotte on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Sky3 | WBTV)

Construction crews were already at the scene doing roadwork. There is no word what may have brought the lines down or if any injuries were reported.

The interstate has since reopened .

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