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Wednesday morning traffic update

Interstate 85, the traffic trouble spot Tuesday, is a problem for motorists again Wednesday morning. Southbound traffic in Cabarrus County is very slow, mostly because of congestion. But a collision also has been reported.

Congestion also is a problem on southbound I-77 near Lake Norman, and on the inner loop of I-485 in southern Mecklenburg County.

Here is the 8:20 a.m. report:

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from N.C. 73 down to I-485. Also, a collision was reported about 7 a.m. near Poplar Tent Road.

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from the lake down to I-485.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Providence Road to I-77. An earlier collision near Rea Road has been cleared, but that is slowing traffic, too.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-20 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Woodlawn Road.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-15 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road.

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-15 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and a collision at Fairview Road; traffic moving 10-15 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.

I-77 southbound, Rock Hill ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Dave Lyle Boulevard to Mount Holly Road.

South Boulevard at Archdale Drive ... Collision reported at 8 a.m.; moderate delays.

Randolph Road at Wendover Road ... Collision reported at 7:50 a.m.; moderate delays.

Freedom Drive at Thriftwood Avenue ... Collision reported at 8 a.m.; minor delays.

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