The Friday morning commute is running with no major incidents, but transportation officials are reminding motorists across the state to watch for standing water.
Just before 8 a.m., accidents were reported at Arrowood Road and South Tryon Street; north of uptown on North Tryon Street at Church Street and a stalled vehicle on the ramp from Independence Boulevard to Brookshire Freeway.
An accident on Albemarle Road at Farm Pond Lane was reported just before 7:30 a.m., as well as an accident at Mallard Creek Road at Prosperity Church Road.
As volume builds on the interstates, traffic has begun to slow on I-77 North near 485; as well as on the southwestern stretch of I-485 Inner near Johnston Road. Speeds are also slow on the eastern stretch of I-485 Outer.
Delays will also be likely on Monroe Road between North Sharon Amity and Fannie Circle due to paving operations.
Commuters can also expect several road closures due to long-term construction, such as Gleneagles Road between Park Road and Quail Hollow Road in southwest Charlotte. Storm drainage improvements are expected to keep that road closed through July 26.
A stormwater project is also expected to keep Morningside Drive at Central Drive closed through the end of October.
Starting this morning, city officials in Hickory said Fifth Street between First and Second Avenues will be closed for emergency storm drain repair work. The repairs are estimated to keep the road closed for the next week and only local traffic will be able to access the road during the closure.
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