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Today’s traffic: Big problems in southeast Charlotte

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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Workers on scene at South Boulevard and Tremont Avenue early Tuesday, trying to repair downed power lines that closed the intersection from about 2:30 a.m. until 7 a.m. The two-vehicle wreck also knocked down a sign (foreground). (Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com.)
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Workers on scene at South Boulevard and Tremont Avenue early Tuesday, trying to repair downed power lines that closed the intersection from about 2:30 a. m. until 7 a.m. The lines were downed during a two-vehicle crash. (Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com.)

South Boulevard is open again, but several wrecks have been reported in a short span of time in southeast Charlotte.

Police report two wrecks on Sardis Road, including one with a trapped motorist; two more on Providence Road; and another on Johnston Road near Ballantyne.

An overnight hit-and-run collision left at least one person injured on South Boulevard near Tremont Avenue. Power lines and a large sign were knocked down, and crews worked for several hours to make repairs.

The road was reopened about 7 a.m.

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

North

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).

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, east of Statesville Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

University City Boulevard ramp to northbound I-85 ... Collision; minor delays.

East

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Sharon Amity Road at Albemarle Road ... Collision; minor delays.

Southeast

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

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion and a collision at I-485; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and wrecks at Raintree Road and the Arboretum; traffic moving 15-20 mph from I-485 to Wendover Road.

Sardis Road at Brackenbury Lane ... Collision with injuries; trapped motorist; heavy delays.

Sardis Road at Sardis Road North ... Collision; moderate delays.

Wendover Road near Randolph Road ... Collision; minor delays.

South

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

West

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

Nations Ford Road at Arrowood Road ... Collision; minor delays.

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