The first big traffic problem of Friday morning has developed on southbound Interstate 77 in Charlotte.
Police report a wreck blocking the right lane, near LaSalle Street. At 8:35 a.m., traffic was snarled for about 2 miles.
There are a few other problems out there this morning, and congestion is a headache, as usual.
Here is the 8:35 a.m. summary:
I-77 southbound, near uptown ... Crash at 8:10 a.m., blocking the right lane near LaSalle Street; backups for 2 miles.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Woodlawn Road.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road.
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-15 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
I-485 outer loop, north Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from University City Boulevard to I-85.
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 56) down to I-485.
John Belk Freeway inner loop ... Collision at 7:50 a.m. on the approach to I-77; minor delays.
South Boulevard ... Traffic signals not working at Marsh and Remount road intersections.
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