Why Did The Deer Cross The Road? By Jennifer Lang • Oct 11, 2012 TweetShareGoogle+Email The deer can be seen to the right of the lane barrier. CMPD vehicles are blocking traffic beyond the deer. Gail Gillies A portion of I-277 was closed Thursday morning by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police when a deer was stranded in the middle of the roadway. Tags: DeerJohn Belk FreewayI-277CharlotteTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.