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Today’s traffic: Problems on Johnston Road

Motorists are having a tough time negotiating Johnston Road this Friday morning.

Authorities report a wreck with injuries south of Lancaster Highway, near the state line. And there is a disabled vehicle south of I-485. Traffic is slow on U.S. 521 at 8:45 a.m.

Otherwise, there are still congestion problems on the interstate highways and other major routes.

Motorists in Lancaster should avoid the area on North Main Street, just south of S.C. 9. Police report a serious multi-vehicle collision about 7:30 a.m. One person was killed and two injured in the wreck. Several lanes are closed in the area, and motorists should consider alternate routes.

The 8:45 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 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 ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-15 mph from Village Lake Drive to Idlewild Road; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and a disabled vehicle at Sardis Road; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area 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 and construction-related delays.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.

Johnston Road ... Congestion, a wreck near the state line, and a disabled vehicle at John J. Delaney Drive; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.

Randolph Road at Laurel Avenue ... Collision; minor delays.

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