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Overturned tractor-trailer closes I-77 ramp for hours

WBTV

The accident happened just before 11:30 a.m. on the Interstate 77 northbound ramp to the Brookshire Freeway exit, 11B.
The accident happened just before 11:30 a.m. on the Interstate 77 northbound ramp to the Brookshire Freeway exit, 11B. WBTV

A ramp near uptown Charlotte is expected to be closed until 4 p.m. after a tractor-trailer carrying medical supplies overturned Tuesday morning, officials say.

The accident happened just before 11:30 a.m. on the Interstate 77 northbound ramp to the Brookshire Freeway exit, 11B. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the ramp will remain closed until 4 p.m. so the roadway can be cleared and a damaged guardrail can be repaired.

Motorists are encouraged to seek an alternate route and use caution if traveling near the area.

Officials have not said exactly what caused the accident.

No word on injuries.

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