BELMONT, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A wreck on U.S. 74 across the Catawba River shut down the road for several hours Friday evening, crippling traffic in western Mecklenburg County. 

The incident occurred at 4:15 p.m. on the Wilkinson Boulevard bridge. It was closed down in both directions, according to N.C. Department of Transportation, and reopened around 6:45 p.m.

In addition to Wilkinson, traffic was backed up in both directions on I-85, southbound Moores Chapel Road, northbound Sam Wilson Road, and westbound Old Dowd.

(Belmont Fire Dept.)

No word on what caused the serious accident at this time.

Queen City News is working to confirm if anyone was injured in this crash.