The worst traffic problem at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning in the Charlotte area is on Park Road at Marsh Road, where a collision with an injury has been reported.
There also is heavy congestion on northbound Interstate 77 in south Charlotte and on the inner loop of Interstate 485 in south Mecklenburg.
Today is the final day of classes in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and several other nearby systems, while other school systems finish for the holiday break Friday.
Here is the 8:30 a.m. report:
-- I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph between Providence Road and South Boulevard.
-- I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from the lake down to I-485.
-- I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Carowinds to Woodlawn Road.
-- Providence Road at Pineville-Matthews Road... Collision reported about 8:10 a.m.; moderate congestion in both directions on both roads.
-- I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from N.C. 73 down to I-485.
-- Park Road at Marsh Road ... Collision with injuries reported about 8 a.m.; moderate to heavy congestion in the area.
-- Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-15 mph between Village Lake Drive and Idlewild Road.
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