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Today’s traffic: Truck cleared on I-77

The biggest problem for Charlotte-area motorists at 9:10 a.m. Thursday is on southbound Interstate 77 in northern Mecklenburg County.

A disable tractor-trailer has clogged traffic on southbound I-77 for more than an hour. The truck was towed away shortly before 9 a.m., and all lanes are open.

But motorists report a backup of about 2 miles at 9 a.m. The congestion should ease quickly, but southbound I-77 motorists can expect delays for the next 30 minutes.

Otherwise, congestion is easing across the region, except on inbound East Independence Boulevard. However, there are still a few collisions causing problems.

Here is the 9:10 a.m. update:

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion from an earlier disable truck. Moderate to heavy delays from mile marker 26 down to mile marker 23.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Margaret Wallace Road to Sharon Amity Road.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Providence Road to South Boulevard.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Remount Road.

Idlewild Road at Harris Boulevard ... Collision at 8:55 a.m.; minor to moderate delays on Idlewild Road.

Lancaster Highway at Johnston Road ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.

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