Traffic volume is increasing, and travel speeds are slowing on interstate routes and other major thoroghfares in the Charlotte region at 7:45 a.m. Monday.
The heaviest congestion is on southbound I-85 in Cabarrus County, but it also is a slow go on I-77 northbound in south Charlotte and I-77 southbound in the Lake Norman area.
Here is the 7:45 a.m. update:
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from N.C. 73 down to I-485.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Woodlawn Road.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-30 mph from the lake down to I-485.
I-77 northbound, Rock Hill area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.
Harris Boulevard at Independence Boulevard ... Collision reported at 7:20 a.m.; minor delays.
Sharon Amity Road at Providence Road ... Collision reported at 7:25 a.m.; moderate delays.
Woodlawn Road at South Tryon Street ... Collision reported about 7:25 a.m.; moderate delays.
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