The biggest traffic headache in the Charlotte region shortly before 9 a.m. this Wednesday morning is on northbound Interstate 77 in south Charlotte.
A collision earlier this morning in the left lane near Tyvola Road caused a major snarl that stretched about 8 miles, at one point. The collision was cleared from travel lanes before 8:30 a.m., but traffic remains clogged.
Here is the situation at 8:55 a.m.:
--I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Residual slowdowns resulting from an early collision near Tyvola Road; traffic moving 15-20 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Tyvola Road.
--I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.
--I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from N.C. 73 to I-485.
--I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from north of the lake to I-485.
--Eastway Drive at The Plaza ... Collision; minor delays.
--Sam Newell Road at Margaret Wallace Road ... Collision; moderate delays on both roads.