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Monday morning traffic update

Several collisions are causing problems for motorists in the Charlotte region at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The biggest headache is on inbound East Independence Boulevard, with a collision not far from the John Belk Freway-Brookshire Freeway split.

And there also was a report at 8:30 a.m. of a pedestrian being struck on outbound East Independence Boulevard near Crown Point Executive Drive, which is near the Charlotte-Matthews line.

It’s the first day of classes at UNC Charlotte, and that means congestion is likely in the area. The most likely area for traffic troubles would be near the University City Boulevard-Mallard Creek Church Road intersection.

Here is the 8:30 a.m. update:

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Heavy congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 34) down to I-485 (Exit 19).

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25 to 35 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to Mallard Creek Road (Exit 46).

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Collision between Pecan Avenue and the John Belk Freeway; traffic moving 15 to 20 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown. Also, pedestrian struck about 8:30 a.m. near the Charlotte-Matthews line.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20 to 30 mph from the Arboretum into Sharon Amity Road.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 20 to 30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Remount Road.

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15 to 25 mph in both directions between Dallas and I-85.

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