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February 5, 2014

Traffic: Wreck on ramp from I-85 to I-77

Rain has fallen all night, and heavier showers are expected to move through the region over the next few hours. That means you’ll have to allow extra travel time this morning.

Numerous wrecks were reported across the Charlotte region Wednesday morning, and the latest problem is at the familiar trouble site – the ramp from southbound I-85 to southbound I-77.

A collision was reported there about 10 a.m., and although the vehicles have been cleared, slowdowns continue in the area at 11:20 a.m. Backups on southbound I-85 extend back to Graham Street.

Authorities also are working to clear a crash with injuries on Providence Road at Colville Road, although only minor delays are being reported there now.

Here is the 11:20 a.m. update:

Macon Street closure: City transportation officials say the 6400 block of Macon Street will be closed today until further notice. The closure is between West Avenue and Toddville Road, so crews can repair a storm water pipe. Motorists can use Toddville Road, Old Mount Holly Road and West Avenue as a detour.

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion from earlier wrecks and disabled vehicles; traffic moving 30-35 mph from mile marker 35 down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

Providence Road inbound ... Crash at Colville Road, with injuries reported; minor to moderate delays.

McCoy Road at Gilead Road, Huntersville ... Collision; moderate delays.

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