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Today's traffic: Rain's gone, collisions remain

By Steve Lyttle
slyttle@charlotteobserver.com

The sun has returned, but motorists across the Charlotte region continue to make this a miserable day for commuters.

There have been numerous wrecks across the area for almost two hours, and problems continue to mount at 8:45 a.m.

The latest collision is on the inner loop of I-485 between Matthews and Providence Road. That has slowed traffic to a crawl.

Here is the 8:50 a.m. update:

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

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 15-25 mph from Providence Road to I-77. Also, collision near mile marker 54, between John Street and Providence Road. Traffic moving very slowly from Independence Boulevard to the wreck scene.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion from earlier collisions; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Remount Road.

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-15 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Brookshire Boulevard inbound ... Congestion from three earlier collisions; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Mount Holly-Huntersville Road to I-85.

Monroe Road at Galleria Boulevard ... Collision; minor to moderate delays.

Idlewild Road at Oak Drive (near Margaret Wallace Road) ... Collision at 8:20 a.m.; moderate delays.

Milton Road at Harris Boulevard ... Collision at 8:40 a.m.; minor delays.

John Street at I-485, Matthews ... Collision at 8:15 a.m.; minor delays.

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