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Charlotte traffic: I-85 southbound congested near Belmont due to a crash

Interstate 77 northbound was closed in Huntersville on Friday after a multi-vehicle wreck north of Exit 23, Gilead Road.
Interstate 77 northbound was closed in Huntersville on Friday after a multi-vehicle wreck north of Exit 23, Gilead Road. WBTV

Interstate 85 southbound near the Belmont-Mount Holly Road exit is congested Friday afternoon due to a crash.

The wreck happened shortly before 1 p.m. The shoulder is closed, according to the state Department of Transportation.

I-85 southbound could remain congested until about 3 p.m., highway officials said.

Late Friday morning, Interstate 77 northbound was closed in Huntersville after a multi-vehicle wreck north of Exit 23, Gilead Road.

Huntersville firefighters urged motorists to avoid the area.

The wreck happened shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Firefighters reported the scene was cleared by 12:10 p.m. but that drivers will encounter congestion.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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