Overturned truck snags traffic at the I-77 / I-85 interchange

By Jeff Rivenbark - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The North Carolina Highway Patrol is working an accident just north of Center City Charlotte which could affect your mid-day commute.

A truck overturned on the ramp from I-85 southbound to I-77 southbound.  It is causing the ramp to be blocked.

Medic tells WBTV one person was injured and taken to Carolinas Medical Center.

The accident happened around 10:53 a.m. and is expected to snarl traffic until about 2 p.m.

SUGGESTED DETOUR:  Before getting onto the ramp, stay on I-85 south to exit 36 (Brookshire Frwy).  Turn left and proceed to I-77. 

If you are on the ramp, continue onto I-77 north to exit 16 (Sunset Rd) and loop back to I-77 south.