Charlotte drivers experienced delays Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned on a ramp on Interstate 85 in west Charlotte.

According to Troopers from North Carolina Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer flipped on a I-85 ramp on Interstate 485 early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened after the load the truck was hauling shifted and caused the trailer to flip.  Details on injuries suffered due to the crash are still forthcoming.

The ramp was closed briefly to clear the scene, but was reopened around 9 a.m.

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