Police continued to respond to dozens of wrecks in the Charlotte region on Friday afternoon, including on major interstates.
The latest wreck closed a lane on Interstate 77 southbound at Exit 28 in Cornelius at about noon.
Just to the north, another wreck blocked a lane on I-77 south at Langtree Road Exit 31 in southern Iredell County.
Numerous wrecks were reported throughout the morning, including on the I-485 Inner and Outer Loops in Charlotte and on I-85 from McAdenville in Gaston County to Concord in Cabarrus County.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to 56 wrecks Friday morning, double the usual number, Deputy Police Chief Jeff Estes said at 11 a.m.
On Twitter, Medic said it responded to 25 wrecks and received 100 calls to 911 by 10:30 a.m., including calls for falls and exposure to the cold. The number of calls is typical for a weekday, according to Medic, but Friday stood out because far fewer cars are on the road.
Most of the wrecks happened after 4 a.m., according to Medic.
Earlier Friday, traffic crawled on Interstate 77 north at the South Carolina border as the band of snow and freezing rain coated the highway in a matter of seconds.
Cars and trucks slipped as a blanket of white covered lane dividers, and entire exit ramps were under snow.
Closer to uptown, parking lots were coated at popular early-morning breakfast spots, including at Bojangles’ and the Common Market.
Hope Paasch and Roland Wilkerson contributed.