Crime & Courts

Wreck on I-77 South blocking all lanes near uptown Charlotte

A wreck on Interstate 77 South is blocking all lanes just north of uptown Charlotte, backing up traffic for miles, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The collision happened just after 6 p.m. near exit 11 for the Brookshire Freeway. All lanes were blocked on the southbound side, and onlooker traffic was causing delays in northbound lanes.

Investigators haven’t released details about the crash or said if anyone was seriously injured.

State officials expect the wreck to be cleared up around 7:11 p.m.

Cleve R. Wootson Jr.: 704-358-5046, @CleveWootson