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Today’s traffic: I-85 ramp reopened at I-77

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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Crews work to clean up after a semi overturned on the I-85 south ramp onto I-77 south Thursday morning in Charlotte
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Crews work to clear an overturned semi on the I-85 ramp onto I-77 Thursday morning in Charlotte.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The I-85 ramp to I-77 is clogged after a semi overturned Thursday morning.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Crews work to clean up the ramp from I-85 onto I-77 southbound after a truck overturned Thursday morning.

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Traffic is moving once again through the ramp from southbound Interstate 85 to southbound Interstate 77, following a wreck earlier Thursday morning.

A truck carrying gravel overturned on the ramp about 3:45 a.m., and authorities were forced to close the roadway for about two hours. One lane was reopened around 5:30 a.m., but the entire ramp was closed again at 6:30 a.m. so crews could remove the truck.

Traffic headed for southbound I-77 was detoured onto northbound I-77. Motorists had to turn around on Sunset Road and return southbound on I-77.

The ramp was reopened about 9:15 a.m.

Otherwise, there are a few traffic problems at 9:45 a.m. Thursday:

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Idlewild Road at Independence Boulevard ... Collision; moderate delays.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.

West

Little Rock Road at Wilkinson Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.

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