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Today’s traffic: Wreck slows I-85 in Gastonia

Northbound traffic on Interstate 85 in Gastonia is slowed at 8:55 a.m. Monday because of a collision.

The wreck is blocking the left lane of I-85 near New Hope Road (Exit 20). Police expect to have the collision cleared soon, but delays are likely for a while.

Two trouble spots all morning, I-77 southbound in the Lake Norman area and I-485’s inner loop in south Mecklenburg, are still slow. Congestion is the problem in both locations, but traffic is moving a bit faster than earlier in the morning.

Here is the 8:55 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 25-35 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion due to construction in the area; moderate to heavy delays.

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

I-85 northbound, Gastonia ... Collision in the left lane near New Hope Road (Exit 20); moderate delays.

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

12th and Alexander streets, near uptown ... Collision; minor delays.

Eastfield Road at Prosperity Church Road ... Collision; minor delays.

Little Rock Rock at Rocklake Drive (north of Tuckaseegee Road) ... Collision; minor to moderate delays.

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