Congestion and several collisions are still causing traffic problems shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday in the Charlotte area.
Some good news for motorists -- police in Salisbury have reopened a portion of Jake Alexander Boulevard that had been closed since about 5 a.m. A two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle left one person dead, and police closed the road to conduct an investigation.
The road was reopened shortly before 8 a.m.
The biggest congestion problems shortly before 9 a.m. were on North Tryon Street, I-485 and I-77.
Light rain fell overnight, mostly to the east and southeast of Charlotte. Motorists in those areas should allow extra driving time, because streets are wet.
Here is a summary of trouble areas at 8:50 a.m.:
-- North Tryon Street at Tom Hunter Road ... A collision is being cleared; moderate delays.
-- North Tryon Street at I-485 ... A collision with minor delays.
-- I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion slowing traffic to 25 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.
-- I-77 southbound, north Mecklenburg ... Congestion slowing traffic to 25 mph from Davidson to Huntersville.
-- Harris Boulevard at Old Statesville Road ... An earlier collision is being cleared, but there are still some minor delays.
-- Providence Road at Sardis-Fairview roads ... A collision is causing moderate delays on inbound Providence Road.