Posted on 18 June 2013.
Traffic backed up on I-77 at around 8am Tuesday after a minor wreck involving two trucks. It happened in the southbound lanes, south of Exit 28. This view is from the Westmoreland Road overpass. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
A minor three-vehicle wreck involving two tractor-trailers slowed traffic on I-77 southbound Tuesday morning just before 8am. Fire units from Cornelius and Huntersville responded along with Medic to the scene, which was just south of Exit 28. There did not appear to be any serious injuries.
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Posted in Exit 28 area, Fire calls, Photo of the Day, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Top Stories, Traffic alerts
Posted on 30 April 2013.
Comparison of the sinkhole on April 15 and April 29. Click to enlarge (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
The developer of the Antiquity Cornelius neighborhood told residents Monday that repairs on a sinkhole on Old Canal Street could begin Wednesday and might take two weeks. In an email to residents around 4pm Monday, Cam Finley of Venture Properties apologized for the “unfortunate draining failure.” Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Cornelius, Davidson, Planning & Development, Public works, Traffic alerts
Posted on 25 April 2013.
The annual “Miles for Marnie” 5K race will require the closing of South Street and a portion of Lorimer Road on Saturday, April 27.
From 7:30 to 8:30am, the town will close South Street from Main Street south to the Antiquity Cornelius covered bridge. Read the full story
Posted in Traffic alerts
Posted on 17 April 2013.
The cab of one truck was crushed in the wreck around 5am (Huntersville Fire Department photo)
Two tractor-trailer trucks wrecked around 5am Wednesday on I-77 northbound south of Exit 28 in Cornelius, injuring one driver and backing up northbound traffic to Charlotte. The accident briefly closed the highway, but the left lane was reopened at around 5:30, according to Huntersville Fire Department. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Exit 28 area, Fire calls, Huntersville, Photos, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Traffic alerts
Posted on 16 April 2013.
Town employees and workers with developer Venture Properties study a sinkhole that appeared on Old Canal Street in the Antiquity neighborhood in downtown Cornelius. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
A sinkhole appeared Monday night on Old Canal Street, one of the main streets through the Antiquity Cornelius neighborhood. Town officials say the road will be closed indefinitely while the developer’s contractors try to diagnose and repair the problem.
Police and Cornelius public works were called to the site and closed the road Monday night. On Tuesday morning, yellow police tape stretched across the road on either side of the sinkhole, which is just west of the stop sign at Lamplighters Way. Old Canal Street is closed from Lamplighters Way to its start at Catawba Avenue Extension. Read the full story
Posted in Antiquity, Photo of the Day, Planning & Development, Public safety, Traffic alerts
Posted on 29 March 2013.
Traffic on I-77 northbound near Huntersville around 3pm. (NCDOT traffic camera)
Traffic on I-77 and other arteries in the Lake Norman area was heavily congested beginning at midday on Friday, a combination of accidents and Easter weekend traffic.
A wreck on I-77 northbound near Exit 25 around noon briefly closed the highway, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Even after that accident cleared, traffic remained slow through the Lake Norman area. Many drivers tried fleeing onto secondary roads, but both NC 115 and US 21/Statesville Road also were jammed early Friday afternoon. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Traffic alerts
Posted on 14 March 2013.
Upated Friday 8:59pm
The NC Department of Transportation says emergency repairs on NC 73 near NC 115 could require lane closures Friday and Saturday and detours for eastbound traffic. Read the full story
Posted in Huntersville, Traffic alerts
Posted on 14 February 2013.
Cornelius and Davidson emergency units responded to a report of a wreck on I-77 southbound Thursday morning that brought traffic to a standstill at one point.
The wreck, which dispatchers initially reported as a rollover, happened around 9am.
One of the two lanes reopened around 9:15am, according to a radio report from Cornelius units on the scene.
It wasn’t known if anyone was hurt in the wreck. No further information was immediately available.
A passerby told us he saw two cars, a Mercedes that appeared to be totaled and a minivan. He said there did not appear to be any serious injuries.
Firefighters were busy Thursday morning. Earlier, both Cornelius and Davidson units were called to Davidson College’s Patterson Court for a report of smoke in a fraternity house.
Meanwhile, another wreck with injuries, involving a truck and a car, closed NC 150 in Mooresville Thursday morning. See more on the Mooresville Tribune website.
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Exit 28 area, Exit 30 area, Fire calls, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Traffic alerts