Two wrecks on interstate highways are causing slowdowns Wednesday morning south of Charlotte.
A collision on northbound Interstate 77 in York County is creating a traffic backlog in the Fort Mill area. And a five-vehicle collisions on the outer loop of I-485 near North Tryon Street is causing backups.
Otherwise, congestion is the big problem for Charlotte-area motorists shortly after 8:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Here is the 8:40 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).
Mallard Creek Road near Nevin Road ... Collision; moderate delays.
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
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; 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.
Danby Road at Lancaster Highway ... Collision; moderate delays.
Ballantyne Commons Parkway at Providence Road ... Collision; moderate delays.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
I-77 northbound, York County ... Collision near mile marker 90 (Carowinds Boulevard); traffic backed up to near mile marker 87 (south of Gold Hill Road).
U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.
I-485 outer loop, west of I-77 ... Five-vehicle collision near Arrowood Road; traffic moving 5-15 mph from I-77 to the crash scene.
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