Today’s traffic: Wreck shuts lane of I-85 South in Charlotte

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.

• 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.

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