Inbound Independence Boulevard traffic has been slow all morning because of congestion, but now a wreck is adding to the problems.
The wreck is near Eastway Drive, and it was blocking the center lane at 8:45 a.m. Traffic is snarled back beyond Sharon Amity Road.
I-77 also is congested, both southbound from the Lake Norman area and northbound from South Carolina.
Here is the 8:45 a.m. update:
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Matthews construction ... One lane of North Trade Street in each direction will be closed Thursday in downtown Matthews. Crews will be installing curbs and gutters along the road near Matthews Street. Motorists should avoid the area between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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).
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and a wreck near Eastway Drive; traffic moving 5-15 mph from Sharon Amity Road to Eastway Drive, then 25-35 mph to uptown.
Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
Johnston Road ... Congestion and a disabled vehicle at Providence Road West; traffic moving 15-20 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.
The Plaza at Covecreek Drive ... Collision; moderate delays.
Randolph Road at Sharon Amity Road ... Collision; moderate delays.
East Morehead Street at McDowell Street ... Collision; minor delays.