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Traffic: Collisions, congestion on increase

Several collisions have been reported across the Charlotte region during the past half-hour this Monday morning, and congestion also is increasing as a problem.

That means there are plenty of headaches for the morning commute.

Here is the 7:45 a.m. update:

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Woodlawn Road.

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 10-20 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to I-485.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 5-15 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road.

Albemarle Road inbound ... Collisions at 7:30 a.m. at Sharon Amity Road, plus congestion; traffic moving 5-15 mph from Lawyers Road to Independence Boulevard.

Albemarle Road at N.C. 51, Mint Hill ... Collision at 7:25 a.m.; moderate delays.

Back Creek Church Road at Rocky River Road ... Collision at 7:20 a.m.; minor delays.

Idlewild Road at Ivydale Road ... Collision at 7:35 a.m.; moderate delays.

Blythe Boulevard at Scott Avenue, near Carolinas Medical Center ... Collision at 7:30 a.m.; minor delays.

Billy Graham Parkway at West Boulevard ... Collision at 7:30 a.m., plus congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph through the area.

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