Streets have dried across the Charlotte region, and motorists are having an easier time getting to school or work Friday morning than was the case earlier in the week.
Overnight rain left wet streets during the early part of the commute, but many road surfaces are dry at 9 a.m.
Several collisions are being reported in southeast Charlotte. There are collisions on Monroe, Sardis, Rea and Providence roads.
Here is the 9 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 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.
Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and a wreck at Sharon Lane; 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-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.
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.
Monroe Road at Sardis Road North ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.
Sardis Road at Strawberry Hill Drive ... Collision; minor delays.
Rea Road at Ardrey Kell Road ... Collision; minor delays.
Providence Road at High Ridge Road ... Collision; minor delays.
Beatties Ford Road at Hambright Road ... Collision; minor delays.
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