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Monday morning traffic update

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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