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Today’s traffic: Slow on I-77, I-485

An earlier collision has been cleared on I-485 in south Mecklenburg, but traffic remains slow on that highway and also on I-77 southbound approaching Charlotte. Congestion is the culprit in each case.

There also are several collisions being reported at 8:40 a.m. Thursday.

Here is the 8:40 a.m. update:

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Langtree Road (Exit 31) down to Gilead Road (Exit 25). Also congestion due to an earlier collision, with traffic moving 15-25 mph from Sunset Road (Exit 16) down to the Brookshire Freeway.

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).

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

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

I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from I-77 to N.C. 51 (Carolina Place).

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

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph in both directions between I-85 and Dallas.

Old Concord Road at McLean Road ... Collision at 8:35 a.m.; minor delays.

Providence Road West near Johnston Road ... Collision at 8:30 a.m. with injuries; minor to moderate delays.

Old Concord Road at Suther Road ... Earlier collision being cleared; minor delays.

Queens Road at Amherst Place ... Collision at 8:10 a.m.; minor delays.

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