CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation has temporarily closed all lanes on the I-485 Outer Loop near John Street (Exit 52) in Matthews. A dump truck this morning hit a sign structure, damaging one of its steel lighting supports. The closure is in place to allow crews to safely remove the damaged support from the sign structure.
Traffic is currently getting around the incident on the right shoulder. Officials have not yet determined how long the closure will last.
NCDOT reminds motorists to remain alert as this incident clears.
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