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Today’s traffic: Providence reopened; slow traffic on I-77

Providence Road is open again in southeast Charlotte after being closed during part of the commute Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, the problem spot for motorists in the region at midday is on Interstate 77. No wrecks are being reported, but collisions and disabled vehicles earlier this morning have created slow traffic.

In addition, construction on the outer loop of I-485 in southern Mecklenburg County is taking its toll on traffic.

Providence Road was closed in both directions for about 90 minutes Wednesday after a vehicle hit a power pole and knocked down lines. Motorists used Colony and Sardis roads as detours, but those roads also became clogged. Police were able to open a lane in each direction after 9 a.m.

The problems on I-77 are northbound in south Charlotte and northbound in Iredell County.

Here is the 11:15 a.m. update:

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Slow traffic due to an earlier collision near Woodlawn Road. Traffic moving 25-35 mph from I-485 up to the John Belk Freeway.

I-77 northbound, Iredell County ... Slow traffic due to an earlier disabled vehicle near Amity Hill Road (mile marker 45). Traffic moving 25-35 mph from mile marker 39 to mile marker 46.

Gilead Road at Rosedale Hill Avenue, Huntersville ... Collision; moderate delays.

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