CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A large paint spill temporarily impeded traffic on Lawyers Road near I-485, the Charlotte Fire Department said Wednesday.

Fire officials said the inbound lanes of Lawyers Road going towards Charlotte by I-485 were closed and travelers were being encouraged to avoid the area.

No timetable was given for the cleanup and reopening of lanes.

A similar incident occurred in April of 2016 when a large paint spill on Brookshire shut down lanes near the I-485 ramp.

One lane reopened on Brookshire Blvd. after large paint spill

Nearly 300 gallons of paint spilled in that incident.