Congestion is slowing interstate highway travel in the Charlotte region at 8:05 a.m. Monday, but there are no reports of collisions or other lane blockages, according to police.
It’s not the same story on other major roads in the area. Police are working to clear collisions on Fairview Road, North Tryon Street, and North Graham Street.
You’ll need to dress warmly this morning. Temperatures are in the 30s, and Monday’s highs are only expected to reach the upper 50s. That is several degrees below the seasonal average.
Road closures, construction: The 4200 block of Tottenham Road, between Buckhurst Drive and Kingswood Road in south Charlotte, will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday until 5 p.m. Friday. The closure is needed for storm water work. Motorists can use Carmel Road and Kingswood Road as a detour.
The 8:05 a.m. traffic update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 33) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 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.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Collision near Idlewild Road and congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Harris Boulevard to uptown.
Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from the Arboretum to Wendover Road.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion due to construction, and a collision moved to the right should near N.C. 51; traffic moving 25-35 mph between I-77 and Rea Road.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.
Billy Graham Parkway ... Car fire at West Boulevard; minor delays.
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.
Freedom Drive, west of Toddville Road ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.
North Tryon Street at Salome Church Road ... Collision; moderate delays.
North Graham Street at Statesville Avenue ... Collision; minor delays.
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