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.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email firstname.lastname@example.org to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less