CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Interstate-85 has reopened in both directions after a crash shut down the area in northeast Charlotte for several hours on Wednesday, NCDOT said.

The accident happened just after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. All lanes of I-85 southbound and part of I-85 northbound were closed at Exit 41, W Sugar Creek Road.

The accident involved a tractor-trailer. Medic confirmed to Queen City News that three people sustained minor injuries in the crash. No word on what caused the accident at this time.

Drivers were advised to stay alert in the area.

Heavy congestion due to holiday travel: Drivers in North Carolina can expect heavy traffic due to holiday travel from Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27.

One way to plan your travel is to see when and where Thanksgiving 2021 travel delays were by clicking here. If traveling on I-40 between Asheville and Tennessee, please be aware of a work zone that will be in place over the holiday weekend.