Some roadways reopened, businesses impacted by Charlotte fire

There are multiple road closures in Charlotte following a large fire Thursday morning.
Published: May. 18, 2023 at 12:29 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Roads and businesses are facing impacts from Thursday morning’s 5-alarm fire in Charlotte. WBTV will continue to update this story with new closures and impacts as the information comes in.

NCDOT and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are providing updates on these closures.

Roads are beginning to reopen in the area on Thursday evening.

Traffic impacts:

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said roads are closed in the 7700 block of Liberty Row Drive due to crews on the scene battling the fire.
  • Park South Drive Southbound has reopened.
  • Fairview Road has reopened in both directions near Park S. Drive.
  • CMPD is still asking drivers to avoid Liberty Row Drive, Assembly Street and Barclay Downs Drive until further notice. It is unclear when those roadways could reopen.
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said some bus transportation routes were impacted by the road closures. A full list of impacted bus routes and schools can be found here.


  • Tryon Medical Partners canceled all appointments on Thursday at the businesses’ SouthPark location.
  • SouthPark After Five:
    • In light of the current circumstances, tonight’s SouthPark After Five event at Symphony Park has been canceled. We will share any additional information with the community in the coming days via and @southparkclt on social media.

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