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Some traffic problems continue Wednesday

A few traffic problems will persist throughout the day on Wednesday for motorists in the Charlotte region.

The N.C. Department of Transportation says crews will be doing maintenance on the Monroe Road bridge over McAlpine Creek in southeast Charlotte.

And motorists are reminded of a big headache in east Charlotte. Crews are still making repairs to East W.T. Harris Boulevard, in the wake of a ruptured water main Monday morning. That means Harris Boulevard is closed -- essentially, between Albemarle and Hickory Grove roads -- for the rest of Wednesday. It is scheduled to be reopened at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Here is the mid-morning update:

East W.T. Harris Boulevard ... Road closed between Albemarle and Hickory Grove roads, for repairs of road damaged by broken water main.

Monroe Road ... One lane of outbound Monroe Road closed on the bridge over McAlpine Creek, for construction.

Monroe Road at Fannie Circle ... Collision at 9:30 a.m.; minor delays.

South Boulevard at Poindexter Drive ... Collision at 9:20 a.m.; minor delays.

Harris Boulevard at University City Boulevard ... Collision at 9:20 a.m.; minor to moderate delays.

I-85 northbound, north Charlotte ... Construction-related congestion, with slowdowns from Harris Boulevard northward.

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 56) down to I-485.

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Davidson down to Exit 23 in Huntersville.

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