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March 12, 2014

Today’s traffic: Wet streets, several wrecks

The heaviest part of the Wednesday morning commute has ended, but collisions continue to be a problem at 9:20 a.m. across the Charlotte area.

The heaviest part of the Wednesday morning commute has ended, but collisions continue to be a problem at 9:20 a.m. across the Charlotte area.

Inbound East Independence Boulevard, which had been a trouble spot earlier in the morning, is moving well at this time. So is I-77, another headache for commuters Wednesday morning.

Problems currently are scattered across the region.

One of the more significant collisions earlier Wednesday morning was on northbound I-85 at W.T. Harris Boulevard. One person was injured in that multi-vehicle collision.

Here is the 9:20 a.m. update:

I-85 lane closures in Charlotte ... The N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing lanes this week at I-485 in northeast Charlotte, as part of the project to build a turbine interchange.

The left lane of northbound I-85 will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Tuesday, so crews can remove median barrier walls.

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).

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.

Briar Creek Road at Monroe Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

Monroe Road at East 5th Street ... Collision; minor delays.

Elm Lane at Bevington Place ... Collision; minor delays.

Wendover Road, just south of Providence Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

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