Traffic problems have cropped up during the last 20 minutes in parts of the Charlotte region, with about a half-dozen collisions reported.
The worst problem is on northbound Interstate 77 in south Charlotte, with a collision near Nations Ford Road.
Here is the 8:30 a.m. summary:
-- East Boulevard at Kenilworth Avenue ... Flooding inside a building closed lanes on East Boulevard earlier, but all lanes are open again. Motorists can expect minor delays in the area during cleanup.
-- Sharon Amity Road ... Work on a rail crossing has closed the road, in effect, between Monroe and Randolph roads. Motorists can use Wendover Road or Sardis Road North as an alternate.
-- Rama Road ... Work on a rail crossing has closed the road between Monroe and Sardis roads. Sardis Road North is an alternate.
-- I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from N.C. 73 to I-485.
-- I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from the lake to I-485.
-- I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Collision reported about 8:15 a.m. between Nations Ford and Tyvola roads. Cars have been moved to the shoulder, but traffic is very slow ... congestion slowing traffic to 10-20 mph from Carowinds to Woodlawn Road.
-- I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.
-- Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion between Harris Boulevard and Sharon Amity Road; traffic moving 15-30 mph.
-- Sardis Road North at Monroe Road ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.
-- Carmel Road at Quail Hollow Road ... Collision reported at 8:10 a.m.; minor delays.
-- The Plaza at East 36th Street ... Collision; minor delays.
-- Brookshire Freeway outer loop ... Collision blocking the right lane between North Church and North Graham streets; moderate congestion.
-- Eastfield Road at Browne Road ... Collision; minor to moderate delays.
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