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Charlotte traffic: I-485 ramp lanes reopen

Inbound Independence Boulevard backed up Wednesday because of a wreck involving this car overturned near Pierson Drive.
Inbound Independence Boulevard backed up Wednesday because of a wreck involving this car overturned near Pierson Drive. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

All lanes have reopened after a wreck at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday closed the left two lanes on the Interstate 485 ramp to N.C. 49.

The lanes reopened at 1:20 p.m., state highway officials said.

Earlier Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to a wreck that entrapped a motorist on inbound Independence Boulevard between Albemarle Road and Eastway Drive.

The wreck closed three of four lanes. All lanes had reopened by 6:40 a.m., although congestion remained.

Police reported that the wreck happened about 5:30 a.m.

The wreck involved an overturned car. A wrecker towed the car away at 6:30 a.m.

Staff Photographer Davie Hinshaw contributed.

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