A house blocks road traffic after falling from a truck

A house has blocked multiple lanes of traffic on a freeway in Charlotte, North Carolina, after it fell into the back of a truck.

“At the scene of I-485 wreckage. Cars slow down passing house on shoulder. All minor injuries,” WSOC-TV Charlotte’s Joe Bruno wrote in a tweet Thursday, sharing a photo of the house on several lanes. .

A spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Public Transportation said Newsweek that “the agency’s Incident Management Assistance Program (IMAP) team was dispatched to I-485 Inner near Moores Chapel Road (exit 12) at approximately 10:35 a.m. after learning of an accident involving a trailing tractor a mobile home.”

The spokesperson also said an IMAP team had confirmed the mobile home was on the road and NCDOT teams had installed “closure” to provide a “safe zone” for first responders, including two tow trucks heavy,” the spokesperson said. Newsweek by email.

Scene of the wreckage of the I-485. On Thursday, May 25, 2023, a house fell from a tractor-trailer in North Carolina, causing a traffic jam.
Joe Bruno/WSOC-TV

North Carolina Department of Transportation officials expected the freeway to reopen later this afternoon, the spokesperson said.

Newsweek contacted the North Carolina Department of Public Safety via email for updated information on the wreckage. A Charlotte Fire Department spokesperson told Queen City News that the tractor-trailer carrying the house collided with another vehicle, causing the house to fall.

In other photos posted to Twitter, several cars can be seen stuck under the house after it fell from a truck.

“A car was pulled from under the house. Incredible only minor injuries,” Bruno said in a tweet that showed a car under the house.

Another Tweeter shared by Bruno captured a second car stuck under the house.

“Chopper 9 is above an accident involving a mobile home that was in the back of a tractor trailer. We can see 2 cars which the mobile home appears to have fallen on. Another has severe damage to front of his car. On 485 inside loop at Moore’s Chapel Rd.”, WSOC-TV’s Hunter Saenz wrote in another tweet showing footage of the cars.

In a statement shared with WSOC-TV, Clayton Homes, which built the home causing the traffic jam, said “A Clayton haul truck transporting a manufactured home was involved in an accident on I-485 near Charlotte, ON. North Carolina,” it read. “We understand that no member of the Clayton team was injured in the accident. Safety is our company’s top priority, and we are working closely with local authorities to find out more.”

In another photo posted by Bruno, officials can be seen cleaning up the wreckage as they put the house back on another flatbed truck.


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