Tractor-trailer crash causes gas spill on Statesville Rd at I-85 in north Charlotte

Scene of the two-vehicle crash on Statesville Road at I-85 in north Charlotte.

All lanes on Statesville Road at Interstate-85 were shut down Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash that involved a tractor-trailer. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said about 35 to 50 gallons of gas spilled out of the tractor-trailer following the wreck. 

The accident happened at 1:46 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Police said just Statesville Road was closed. 

Charlotte Fire was concerned if the tractor-trailer was moved, additional fuel would spill out, so for that reason, authorities waited for a hazmat clean-up crew to arrive before the roadway was cleared. The area was shut down for several hours. 

"We expect this to be a problem during rush hour, but do not have an exact time on when the roadway will be back open, CMPD said.