As you might expect, there are no commuter-related traffic issues on this Christmas Eve morning across the Charlotte region.
At 6:30 a.m., there are no reports of collisions or other problems blocking the travel lanes. All construction projects have been suspended for the holidays, but motorists are reminded that they must heed the reduced speed limits in construction zones.
Many people are not working today, and there also is no school.
Interstate traffic will become heavier today, with many people making last-minute trips on Christmas Eve. But there are no problems at 6:30 a.m.
In addition, motorists can expect congestion around major shopping areas until mid-afternoon, as people rush to make last-minute purchases of gifts.
Motorists headed to Tennessee or farther west on Interstate 40 are reminded that one lane of I-40 is closed near the Tennessee state line, due to a weekend rockslide. The lane closure is causing some delays, and state transportation officials say it will be at least another 10 to 14 days before the lane can be reopened.
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