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Friday morning traffic update

The Friday morning commute ended with no problems on the interstate highways and other major routes.

At 9:15 a.m., there is still congestion in a few places, however.

Motorists are reminded that a number of streets in Charlotte’s uptown area remain closed through early Sunday morning because of Food Lion Speed Street. This includes Tryon Street, which is essentially closed from Trade to Stonewall streets.

The 9:15 a.m. summary:

U.S. 74, Cleveland County ... Westbound lanes closed near Blackhawk Lane, west of Shelby, as crews clean up debris from an earlier tractor-trailer collision.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 35-45 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Woodlawn Road.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 40-50 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

I-485 inner loop, Mint Hill ... Slow traffic being reported between Rocky River Road and Albemarle Road.

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 56) down to Mallard Creek Church Road.

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