A number of collisions are being reported in the Charlotte region at 8:20 a.m. Friday.
The good news is that the malfunctioning traffic signals -- a left-over problem from Thursday night’s storms -- have been repaired. There is still a bit of storm debris in area roadways, however.
If you’re driving in southeast Cabarrus, northern Union, Stanly or Montgomery counties, be prepared for possible slowdowns and detours due to downed trees from last night’s stormy weather.
Here is the 8:20 a.m. update. Check back for updates throughout the morning.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Woodlawn Road.
I-77 southbound, York County ... Fatal crash in Rock Hill around mile marker 75; lane closures in the area.
East Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road.
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 56) down to Mallard Creek Church Road.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Mooresville down to Exit 23 in Huntersville.
U.S. 70, a few miles west of Statesville ... Downed tree blocking the road; repairs not expected until 9 a.m.
Woodlawn Road at Scaleybark Road ... Collision reported at 8:10 a.m.; moderate delays.
Sunset Road near I-77 ... Collision at 8:10 a.m.; minor to moderate delays.
Hawthorne Lane at Queens Road ... Collision at 8 a.m.; minor delays.
South Tryon Street at Tremont Avenue ... Collision at 7:50 a.m.; minor delays.
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