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Today’s traffic: Portion of N.C. 73 closed

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Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
Traffic is slow on Interstate 77 south due to a multi-vehicle wreck Friday morning near the Morehead Street exit. (Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com.)

A portion of heavily traveled N.C. 73 in Cabarrus County was closed at 6 a.m. Friday for four days of construction.

The road is closed until 6 a.m. Tuesday between Kannapolis Parkway and Trinity Church Road. That is likely to cause travel delays for motorists in the area on Friday and over the weekend.

The detour route uses Kannapolis Parkway and Trinity Church Road, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. But Poplar Tent Road also is an alternate route for the closed portion.

Otherwise, the biggest problem for Charlotte commuters at 9:10 a.m. Friday is a multi-vehicle wreck on southbound Interstate 77 near the Morehead Street interchange. Four vehicles were involved, and Medic was dispatched because of injuries.

Traffic is very slow on the southbound side of I-77, from LaSalle Street to the wreck scene.

Here is the 9:10 a.m. update:

Center City

I-77 southbound ... Multi-vehicle wreck near Morehead Street; injuries involved; traffic moving 15-20 mph from Brookshire Freeway exit to the wreck scene.

North

University City Boulevard ... Congestion between U.S. 29 split and I-485; traffic averaging 20 mph.

Southeast

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

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

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