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Today’s traffic: Very slow on Independence, I-485

Congestion and wrecks continue to make a mess of the traffic situation Monday morning across the Charlotte region.

The worst spots appear to be inbound East Independence Boulevard and the inner loop of Interstate 485 in southeast Mecklenburg. Two wrecks are reported on Independence Boulevard. Congestion is the big problem on the outerbelt.

In addition, the N.C. Highway Patrol said a fatal wreck has closed the rest stop area on southbound I-77 near mile marker 38 in Mooresville.

Here is the 8:50 a.m. update:

North

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-77 southbound, Iredell County ... Rest stop closed at mile marker 38 due to a fatal collision.

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).

East

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

Sugar Creek Road at Eastway Drive ... Collision; moderate delays.

Central Avenue at Kilborne Drive ... Collision; moderate delays.

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and collisions at Wallace Lane and near Bojangles Coliseum; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Harris Boulevard to uptown.

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

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

Pineville-Matthews Road at Rea Road ... Collision; moderate 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.

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