I-85N reopens after trailer carrying bees overturns

I-85N reopens after trailer carrying bees overturns

- A trailer carrying bees overturned Tuesday afternoon on I-85 northbound in Charlotte near the Gaston-Mecklenburg county line, blocking traffic and causing delays through the area.

Authorities said I-85 northbound reopened around 6 p.m. Tuesday. The trailer overturned at mile marker 28, near the weigh station at the Catawba River.

Multiple NCDOT incident management units were on scene. 

A beekeeper was also on scene to manage the bees that were let loose on the highway. 

Medic said one person was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Expect heavy residual delays in the area. US HWY 74 is the alternate route for traffic. 

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