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Tuesday morning traffic update

Collisions, disabled vehicles, and a sinkhole continue to cause problems for motorists in the Charlotte region at mid-morning Tuesday.

A crash has closed the ramp from northbound Interstate 85 to the ramp leading to the outer loop of I-485 in western Mecklenburg County. That is stopping motorists from getting off I-85 and taking I-485 to the airport or toward Pineville.

The sinkhole is on Providence Road, near Queens Road. The inbound lanes have been closed all morning, forcing motorists to detour.

The 9:55 a.m. update:

I-85 northbound, west Mecklenburg ... Crash has closed the ramp to the outer loop of I-485, headed toward the airport and Pineville. State officials say it will be about 10:45 a.m. before the ramp is reopened.

Providence Road inbound ... Road is closed near Queens Road because of sinkhole.

East Independence Boulevard inbound ... Disabled vehicle at the John Belk Freeway ramp; moderate delays.

East Independence Boulevard outbound ... Congestion due to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools graduations at Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium.

Monroe Road ... Congestion due to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools graduations at Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium.

Sunset Road at Northpark Boulevard ... Collision at 9:30 a.m.; minor delays.

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