It’s turning into a slow commute for Charlotte-area motorists on several roads at 8 a.m.
Congestion and collisions are causing problems on I-485, I-85, I-77 and Independence Boulevard, among other routes.
Here is the 8 a.m. update:
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion, between Providence Road and South Boulevard; also, an earlier collision near Rea Road is a problem; traffic moving 15-25 mph.
I-485 outer loop, north Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph between I-85 and University City Boulevard.
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Heavy congestion from N.C. 73 to I-485; traffic moving 10-20 mph in that area.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-25 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Woodlawn Road.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from the lake down to I-485.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion, plus a collision on Idlewild Road near Independence; traffic moving 5-15 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road.
N.C. 51 at Carmel Road ... Collision reported about 7:30 a.m.; moderate delays.
Brookshire Boulevard at Mount Holly-Huntersville Road ... Collision reported about 7:35 a.m.; moderate delays.
Sharon Amity Road at Central Avenue ... Collision reported about 7:30 a.m.; minor to moderate delays.
Stumptown Road at Statesville Road, near Huntersville ... Collision reported about 7:25 a.m.; minor delays.