All lanes of northbound Interstate 85 are open again in west Charlotte following a multi-vehicle crash that injuried four people earlier Thursday morning.
Police were able to reopened the lanes shortly after 10 a.m., following the crash a short distance north of the Freedom Drive interchange.
Several people were trapped in wrecked vehicles, and Charlotte fire Capt. Mark Basnight said it took crews a little less than 10 minutes to free them. Katie Rutland, a spokeswoman for Medic, said crews took four people to Carolinas Medical Center. Two victims were suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries, Rutland said, and the other two had injuries described as not life-threatening.
One other major problem was being reported at 10:10 a.m. -- on northbound Interstate 77 in Huntersville.
A disabled vehicle is blocking the right lane near Exit 25 (Sam Furr Road). That is causing slowdowns for about 3 miles on the northbound side.
At 10:10 a.m., these problems also were being noted:
-- Randolph Road ... Closed to through traffic between Sardis and Sharon Amity roads.
-- Providence Road at Fairview Road ... Disabled vehicle causing minor to moderate delays.
-- Sugar Creek Road at Harris Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.