Crews were working to clear a nasty scene after a tractor-trailer hauling frozen chicken overturned on the Innerloop of Interstate 485 to the on ramp of Interstate 77 northbound Thursday.

The accident happened early Thursday morning around 5:30 a.m. in the Northlake area of Charlotte.

The ramp was closed for hours while crews worked to clear the wreckage.

Authorities have not yet disclosed the number of injuries.

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