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Today’s traffic: A few problems, but conditions mostly good

The traffic volume this Monday morning is light across the Charlotte region, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

At 8:30 a.m., no problems were being reported on interstate highways across the region.

But there are a few problems elsewhere.

Disabled vehicles and wrecks were being reported on South Boulevard and on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Charlotte’s uptown.

There also was a wreck on Pineville-Matthews Road (N.C. 51) at Park Road. That collision is causing traffic delays.

Here is the 8:30 a.m. update:

Bobcats game: Expect heavy traffic from 1-5 p.m. today near Time Warner Cable Arena. The Charlotte Bobcats have a holiday afternoon home game against the Toronto Raptors.

Poplar Tent Road ramp closed: The ramp from northbound Interstate 85 to Poplar Tent Road is closed until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Crews are building a new ramp alignment, and detours have been posted. The closure is part of the I-85 widening project.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Disabled vehicle near Briar Creek Road causing only minor delays.

Providence Road inbound ... Earlier wreck that had shut down travel lanes near Fairview Road has been cleared; normal traffic flow now.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 35-45 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Pineville-Matthews Road at Park Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

South Boulevard at I-485 ... Collision; minor delays.

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