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Several wrecks slow traffic

Police worked a dozen wrecks as Thursday morning traffic picked up, including two that caused injuries.

Wrecks with injuries were reported at McDowell and Sixth streets uptown and at Parkwood Avenue and Pegram Street northeast of uptown.

Other accidents that continued to block traffic at 9 a.m. were at 8325 Providence Road; Sharon Road and Ashley Park Lane; Regency Executive Park Drive and Nations Ford Road; Independence Boulevard and Briar Creek Road; Beatties Ford and Gilead roads in Huntersville; 5917 Albemarle Road; and North College and East Trade streets.

Also creating a delay for drivers: Freedom Drive at Forsythia Circle, northwest of the Interstate 85 interchange, closed Thursday morning for repair of a water main. Traffic is being detoured to Edgewood Road, Tuckaseegee Road and Toddville Road.

Communters got a break at the interchange of I-85 and I-77 soutbound, when a ramp that had been closed for repairs from a Tuesday wreck reopened at 6 a.m.

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