A few wrecks and congestion are responsible for the traffic troubles at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday across the Charlotte region.
The interstate highways and other major thoroughfares remain clear of collisions and other lane blockages. But traffic volume is becoming heavy on those roads, causing slowdowns.
Collision locations include Idlewild Road, Weddington Road, Sam Furr Road and Providence Road in Mecklenburg County, and on Waxhaw-Marvin Road in Union County.
The three vehicles involved in the Idlewild Road wreck were cleared at 8:15 a.m., and all lanes are open. But traffic is slow.
Here is the 8:15 a.m. update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to I-485 (Exit 19).
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 15-20 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road. Also, collision at Almond Road, about a half-mile east of Lawyers Road, with slowdowns in that area.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Sharon Amity Road to Brookshire Freeway-Belk Freeway split.
Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and collision near East Barden Drive; traffic moving 15-30 mph from the Arboretum to Wendover Road.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
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 20-30 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.
South Trade Street, Matthews ... Water main break near Matthews Elementary School; detour possible.
Idlewild Road, Matthews-Mint Hill ... Police continue cleanup from a three-vehicle collision with injuries, near Queens Grant Charter High School. Lanes were reopened at 8:20 a.m. Use alternate routes until at least 8:30 a.m.
Waxhaw-Marvin Road at New Town Road, Union County ... Collision at 7:35 a.m.; minor to moderate delays.
Weddington Road at Plantation Road, south of Matthews ... Collision at 7:45 a.m.; moderate delays.
Sam Furr Road at Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville ... Collision at 8:05 a.m.; moderate delays.
Shamrock Drive at Eastwood Drive ... Collision; minor delays.
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