March 4, 2014

Today’s traffic: Crash slows northbound I-85 at Statesville Rd.

There have been only a few reports of small ice patches on secondary roads, but the region’s interstate highways and other major routes appear to be clear of ice.

The morning commute has ended for most motorists, but collisions continue to be a problem on Charlotte-area roadways at 9:05 a.m.

The biggest problem is on northbound interstate 85 in Charlotte. Police are working to clear a collision near the Statesville Road interchange. The crash was in the right lane, so motorists will do best if they can stay to the left. Expect delays in the area until 9:30 a.m., however.

There also are collisions being cleared on the inner loop of the Brookshire Freeway, on Independence boulevard, on Sardis Road, and on the outer loop of the John Belk Freeway.

Here is the 9:05 a.m. update:

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

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46).

I-85 northbound, north Charlotte ... Wreck at Statesville Avenue. Moderate to heavy delays.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and a collision at Krefeld Drive; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Sardis Road North to Harris Boulevard; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Idlewild Road to uptown.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-30 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.

Brookshire Freeway inbound at Davidson Street ... Collision; moderate delays.

Sardis Road, between Providence and Randolph roads ... Collision; moderate delays.

John Belk Freeway outer loop at 3rd Street ... Collision; minor delays.

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