The end of the morning commute also is bringing a decrease in the number of collisions and congestion problems across the Charlotte region.
At 9:15 a.m., there were no reports of collisions or other problems on major highways in the area.
That included the ramp from the outer loop of Interstate 485 to southbound Interstate 85 in western Mecklenburg County, where an overturned vehicle slowed traffic earlier in the morning.
The vehicle, a minivan, apparently was involved in a two-vehicle collision about 7:45 a.m. A motorist was pinned in and had to be freed.
Here is the 9:15 a.m. summary:
I-485 outer loop at I-85, west Mecklenburg ... Minor delays in the area near the wreck on the ramp from I-485 to southbound I-85.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-45 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46).
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-40 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from I-77 to Johnston Road.
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-40 mph in both directions between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.
Brookshire Boulevard near Rozzelles Ferry Road ... Collision at 8:55 a.m.; minor to moderate delays.
Beatties Ford Road at I-85 ... Collision at 8:50 a.m.; minor delays.
Wendover Road at Randolph Road ... Disabled vehicle reported at 9 a.m.; minor delays.
W.T. Harris Boulevard at Plaza Road Extension ... Collision at 9 a.m.; minor delays.
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