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April 15, 2014

Today’s traffic: Independence slowed

Motorists will have to allow extra travel time for the morning commute, because of the rain.

The heavy rain overnight has left wet streets across the region this Tuesday morning, and more showers are on the way.

There are two big problems at 8:20 a.m.

One is on inbound East Independence Boulevard.

A wreck with injuries near Sharon Amity Road was cleared from the travel lanes about 8:10 a.m., but traffic is snarled back to near Matthews.

It probably will be 9 a.m. before traffic is moving smoothly on Independence Boulevard.

The other problem is an oveturned tractor-trailer on the ramp from the inner loop of Interstate 485 in west Charlotte to southbound I-85. The truck was carrying wood chips, and it will take a while to move the load.

One lane is open on the ramp, but traffic on the inner loop of I-485 is very slow in the area.

Here is the 8:20 a.m. update:

North

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).

Statesville Road, south of Sam Furr Road in Huntersville ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

East

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion and a wreck near Sharon Amity Road; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and a wreck at Sharon Amity Road; traffic moving 5-15 mph from Harris Boulevard to Sharon Amity Road; also, traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.

South

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.

South Tryon Street near Youngblood Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

West

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.

I-485 inner loop, west Mecklenburg ... Overturned tractor-trailer between Wilkinson Boulevard and I-85; moderate to heavy delays.

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