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Today’s traffic: Several wrecks around area

1209 bus wreck
By Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
A small CATS bus was involved in a wreck on Coronado Drive Monday morning.

The morning commute has ended, but motorists continue to experience problems navigating Charlotte-area streets this Monday morning.

Several wrecks have been reported on the rain-slickened roads.

Meanwhile, a portion of Providence Road West remains closed in southeast Mecklenburg County because of downed power lines. The lines and a power pole were damaged in a wreck before 1 a.m., and Duke Energy crews are working to make repairs.

The closure is between Dixie Hill and Coventry courts. In effect, Providence Road West is closed to through traffic between Johnston and Marvin roads.

Among the collisions Monday morning was a single-vehicle wreck involving a Charlotte Area Transportation System mini-bus. That vehicle hit a tree about 8 a.m. on Coronado Drive, off North Sharon Amity Road. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report injuries in the collision, but there is no information on how many people were hurt or the level of their injuries.

N.C. 73 ramp closed at I-85: The ramp from N.C. 73 to southbound Interstate 85 is closed through this week. The ramp is closed so crews can build a new ramp alignment next to the existing structure. It is part of the I-85 widening project. Detours are posted.

Uptown intersection closed: The intersection of Trade and Davidson streets will be closed Monday until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Crews are moving utility lines, as part of the streetcar line project.

Here is the 10 a.m. traffic update:

Providence Road West ... Power lines down; road closed between Johnston and Marvin roads.

North Sharon Amity Road at Monroe Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

Asbury Chapel and Autumncrest drives ... Collision; minor delays.

South Church Street ... Intermittent problems being reported this morning with traffic signals.

West Sugar Creek Road near I-85 ... Collision; minor delays.

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