13,000 pounds of Amazon packages spilled in Iredell wreck, clean-up ongoing


IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSIC NEWS) – One lane of I-77 northbound is expected to remain closed south of Statesville until midday Wednesday due to an overnight crash.

About 13,000 pounds of Amazon packages were spilled when a tractor trailer overturned around 12:30 a.m., according to the Highway Patrol. The driver was treated on-scene by EMS and then taken to a local hotel.

Clean-up is expected to take until about 12 p.m. Wednesday. The NCDOT closed the right lane between the areas of mile marker 47 and 45 on the northbound side.

Author: WSIC editor