Congestion is now the big problem for motorists in the immediate Charlotte area Wednesday morning.
In Gaston County, the southbound lanes of U.S. 321 remain closed near Dallas, as authorities investigate the death of a woman earlier this morning.
Motorists are reminded that crews have closed the right lane of West Fifth Street, between Church and Tryon streets, for construction. The lane will remain closed until 4 p.m. Aug. 23, so crews can realign the curb. The left lane will remain open, but motorists can expect delays.
Here is the 8:25 a.m. update:
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Collision involving a truck and a pedestrian reported near C. Grier Beam Boulevard, not far from Dallas; southbound lanes closed.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph from Exit 35 (Brawley School Road) down to Exit 23 (Gilead Road).
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20 to 30 mph from Exit 54 (George Liles Parkway) down to Exit 46 (Mallard Creek Church Road).
Albemarle Road inbound ... Earlier collision cleared, but congestion remains a problem; traffic moving 10 to 20 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Disabled vehicle near the 6th Street interchange; minor delays.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph from Carowinds Boulevard to Exit 8 (Remount Road).
McCoy Road near McIlwaine Road, Huntersville ... Collision reported at 7:20 a.m.; moderate delays.
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