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Thursday morning traffic update

The biggest traffic problem at 9:15 a.m. Thursday is on East Independence Boulevard, according to police.

A wreck was reported about 8:50 a.m. on Independence at Glendora Drive, which is about halfway between Sharon Amity and Idlewild roads. Medic has been called, as there are reports of injuries.

Traffic is very slow in the area.

This was a tough day for motorists, with several wrecks that caused very slow traffic. The biggest headache, perhaps, was on the inner loop of Interstate 485, where a wreck near Rea Road snarled traffic for several miles. That problem was cleared about 8:15 a.m.

Here is the 9:15 a.m. update:

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.

East Independence Boulevard ... Wreck with injuries near Glendora Drive, between Sharon Amity and Idlewild roads; slow traffic in the area.

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 nph from Exit 56 (George Liles Parkway) to Mallard Creek Church Road.

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-40 mph from the lakes down to I-485.

South Boulevard at East Boulevard ... Collision at 8:45 a.m.; minor delays.

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