Motorists are experiencing plenty of delays this Sunday evening as the Independence Day holiday weekend comes to an end.
The N.C. Highway Patrol reported a few collisions earlier in the afternoon, and that set the stage for slowdowns on several of the more heavily traveled roadways.
The slowest traffic shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday was on Interstate 77 and in westbound U.S. 74 in western Union County.
On I-77, heavy congestion was being reported in both directions near Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. The westbound U.S. 74 traffic includes a number of motorists returning home from the beaches.
Here are some of the trouble spots:
I-77 near Lake Norman ... Slow traffic in both directions, between mile markers 23 and 33. An earlier wreck on southbound I-77 near mile marker 30 is making things worse.
I-85 northbound, Gastonia ... Congestion-related delays; moderate delays.
U.S. 74 westbound, Union County ... Heavy traffic and slowdowns from west of Monroe to near Sardis Road North.
I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Slow traffic, due to congestion, reported from mile marker 63 down to mile marker 49.
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