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Thursday morning traffic update

Ab earlier wreck in Iredell County has been cleared, and now the biggest problems at 8:30 a.m. for motorists in the Charlotte region are due to congestion.

All of the heavily traveled routes are slow this morning because of heavy traffic volume.

Here is the 8:30 a.m. update:

I-40 eastbound, western Iredell County ... An earlier wreck involving an overturned van has been cleared near mile marker 142, and all lanes are open. Traffic is still slow in the area and might not improve after 9:30 a.m., when repairs are completed to a guardrail.

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-25 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to I-485.

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from the lake down to I-485.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Woodlawn Road.

I-77 northbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Exit 23 (Gilead Road) to Exiit 30 in Davidson.

I-485 outer loop, University City area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from University City Boulevard to I-85.

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 Sharon Amity Road.

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Sharon Amity Road. Also, congestion slowing traffic to 15-25 mph from Wendover Road to the hospital area.

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