The big problem for motorists at 8:15 a.m. is on southbound Interstate 77 in the Cornelius area.
A multi-vehicle collision was reported about 8 a.m. near the Cornelius interchange (Exit 28), and it is causing a big traffic snarl. At 8:15 a.m., traffic was reported to be backed up beyond Lake Norman, into southern Iredell County.
There are a number of other wrecks, including collisions on the outer loop of I-485 near Steele Creek and in Mint Hill.
Otherwise, motorists in the uptown area are reminded that the ramp from Fifth Street to outbound U.S. 74 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Crews are refurbishing plant beds at the end of the ramp. Motorists should use McDowell Street, to the Seventh Street entrance to Independence Boulevard.
Here is the 8:15 a.m. update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Collision near Exit 28 in Cornelius. Traffic moving 5-10 mph from Exit 35 (Brawley School Road) to the collision scene. Smooth traffic south of there.
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Exit 56 (George Liles Parkway) down to Exzit 46 (Mallard Creek Church Road).
I-485 outer loop, northeast Charlotte ... Collision between Lawyers Road and N.C. 218, blocking the right lane. Moderate delays.
I-485 outer loop, southwest Charlotte ... Collision on the ramp from I-485 to Steele Creek Road, reported about 8:10 a.m.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Traffic slowed near Rocky River Road in Union County due to a fuel spill. Moderate delays. Also, congestion in Charlotte, with traffic moving 15-25 mph from Harris Boulevard to Idlewild Road.
Providence Road inbound ... Collision near Rea Road. Traffic moving 10-20 mph from High Ridge Road to the collision scene.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Woodlawn Road.
Billy Graham Parkway ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph southbound from I-85 to West Boulevard.
University City Boulevard at North Tryon Street ... Collision at 8 a.m.; moderate delays.
Tyvola Road at Yorkmont Road ... Collision at 7:50 a.m.; minor delays.
University City Boulevard at Pavilion Boulevard ... Collision at 7:50 a.m. on Pavilion Boulevard; minor delays.
Central Avenue at Briar Creek Road ... Collision at 7:45 a.m.;l minor delays.
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