The biggest problem on Charlotte-area roads at 8 a.m. is a wreck with injuries on U.S. 29 (North Tryon Street) near Interstate 485 and Salome Church Road. It is affecting inbound traffic.
Congestion also is a big problem on several major roads in the area.
Here is the 8 a.m. update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Mooresville down to Exit 23 in Huntersville.
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from N.C. 73 down to I-485.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Woodlawn Road.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road.
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in both directions, between Dallas and I-85.
U.S. 29 (North Tryon Street) at I-485 ... Collision with injuries reported about 7:40 a.m.; heavy congestion in the area, and motorists should avoid the area until at least 8:30 a.m.
I-485 outer loop, north Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from University City Boulevard to I-85.
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