Shortly before 11 a.m., a wreck was blocking the right-center lane of Interstate 85 southbound near Statesville Avenue (exit 39).
The wreck was among a slew of collisions in the Charlotte region Thursday morning that included ones:
• At Court Drive and New Hope Road in Gastonia that knocked out power to an unknown number of homes and businesses near CaroMont Regional Medical Center.
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• In Iredell County near Mooresville that required one victim to be airlifted to a hospital. The wreck happened on Triplett Road before daybreak.
• On inbound Independence Boulevard at Pecan Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. that brought traffic to a crawl.
• At 9 a.m. on 11th Street at Caldwell Street in Charlotte. The wreck had injuries.