The biggest trouble spot for traffic at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Charlotte area continues to be on southbound Interstate 77 in southern Iredell County.
An earlier wreck on I-77 near Exit 31 (Langtree Road) has been cleared, but slow traffic remains. Congestion from heavy traffic volume is adding to the problem.
Another trouble spot is Monroe Road at Idlewild Road, where police are working to clear a collision with injuries.
Another wreck with injuries is on Johnston Road, a short distance north of Marvin Road.
Here is the 8:30 a.m. update:
Ranier Avenue ... The 400 block of this road, between East Seventh Street and Weddington Avenue, is being closed permanently at 9 a.m. Monday. This is being done for what city officials call “area development.” Motorists can reach Ranier Avenue from a new portion of Bascom Street, between East Seventh and Weddington Avenue.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion and an earlier wreck near mile marker 31 (Langtree Road); traffic moving 15-25 mph from mile marker 34 to mile marker 31; 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; 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-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
Johnston Road ... Congestion and a collision near Marvin Road; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.
W.T. Harris Boulevard at Research Drive ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.
Idlewild Road at Monroe Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.
Brookshire Freeway outbound near Davidson Street ... Collision; moderate delays.
Old Concord Road at Newell-Hickory Grove Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.
North Tryon Street, north of University City Boulevard ... Collision with injuries.
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