A wreck on I-77 northbound has the center lane blocked just before Arrowood Road, with traffic backing up to the Westinghouse Boulevard exit.
The left turn lane of outbound Randolph Road at Billingsley Drive is blocked due to an accident. Additional accidents were reported shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Carmel Road at Colony Road, as well as on E WT Harris Boulevard at Milton Road.
All lanes of I-485 between Pineville-Matthews and Johnston Roads are open after crews finished repairing damage from a Thursday morning wreck that killed one person. Despite all lanes being open, congestion is heavy on the inner loop and speeds are down to 15 mph in that same stretch.
Delays could also be possible in the University City area, as WBTV reports a car versus building crash that has closed westbound Pavilion Boulevard at Forty Niner Avenue. Details on that accident are developing.
Congestion is slowing motorists on I-77 north near uptown Charlotte and those travelling south on I-77 in the Huntersville area.
Other issues that could affect the Friday morning commute deal with lane closures and repairs.
Delays are expected due to ongoing road work on Rea Road at Pineville-Matthews Road. Traffic is also expected to slow because of paving work on Monroe Road between North Sharon Amity Road and Fannie Circle.
Trade Street near Charles and John Streets in Matthews is open again after railroad repairs were completed earlier this morning.
Check back later this morning for more traffic details.
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