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Friday morning traffic update

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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