There are a number of significant traffic problems in the Charlotte region at 8:25 a.m. this Wednesday morning.
Major problems are affecting North Tryon Street; southbound Interstate 77 near I-85; Matthews Township Parkway; S.C. 49 near the Buster Boyd Bridge; and Rea Road.
The report at 8:25 a.m.:
-- North Tryon Street inbound at Dalton Avenue ... Police are investigating a death at a convenience store; inbound traffic backed up to Matheson Avenue. Motorists should find an alternate route, but not I-77 (which is also snarled).
-- I-77 southbound, between I-85 and LaSalle Street ... A car and motorcycle have collided; both vehicles are on the right shoulder, but traffic is very slow in the area.
-- I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-35 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.
-- I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Tyvola Road.
-- I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-30 mph from the lake down to I-485.
-- I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 30 mph from N.C. 73 down to I-485.
-- Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion between Village Lake Drive and Idlewild Road; traffic moving 10-20 mph.
-- Matthews Township Parkway ... A collision with injuries reported between Monroe Road and Sardis Road; traffic averaging 20 mph in the area.
-- Harris Boulevard at IBM Drive ... Collision; minor delays.
-- Sugar Creek Road near I-85 ... Collision; minor delays.
-- S.C. 49 near the Buster Boyd Bridge ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays. Motorists should consider an alternate route before 8:45 a.m.
-- Rea Road at Williams Pond Lane ... Collision; moderate to heavy delays.