Charlotte traffic: Wreck closes Park and Selwyn intersection

A wreck closed the intersection of Selwyn Avenue and Park Road in Charlotte Friday morning and has led to long backups approaching the noon hour.

Medic reported taking one patient with life-threatening injuries from the wreck to Carolinas Medical Center and a second person to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Traffic, meanwhile, is snarled on the northbound Interstate 485 Inner Loop after a wreck at the highway’s intersection with northbound I-85.

One person was flown from the wreck by MedCenter Air to the hospital, Medic reported.

Police reported clearing the wreck shortly before 11 a.m., but the highway remains backed up, and motorists are urged to avoid the stretch.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak