Holiday travel is responsible for a significant volume of traffic on interstate highways across the Charlotte region at 11 a.m. Friday, and police also are dealing with a wreck in the uptown area.
The wreck was reported about 10:45 a.m. at South Tryon and Stonewall streets. Authorities say a Charlotte Area Transit System bus collided with another vehicle. Medic has been dispatched to the scene, with reports that at least one person was injured. Traffic on the south side of uptown is snarled at 11 a.m.
Matthews update: Motorists who drive through downtown Matthews will need to find alternate routes this weekend, due to the Matthews Alive celebration there.
Trade Street south of Monroe Road is closed throughout the festival, which runs from Friday evening through Monday. West McDowell Street closes at 3 p.m. Friday, after classes are dismissed at nearby Matthews Elementary School.
Matthews-Mint Hill Road is closed from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, between Crestdale and the downtown area, because it is a staging ground for the festival parade. In addition, North Trade Street is closed between N.C. 51 and John Street from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the parade.
Marsh Road update: Marsh Road is closed through next week between Sedgefield Road and Melbourne Court. Crews are doing storm water work, and motorists can use Marion Place and Melbourne Court as a detour.
Here is the 11 a.m. update:
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46).
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 35-45 mph from Rea Road to I-77.
South Tryon and Stonewall streets ... Collision at 10:45 a.m.; moderate delays.
Mallard Creek and West Sugar Creek roads ... Collision at 10:45 a.m.; moderate delays.
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