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April 24, 2014

Today’s traffic: Congestion building

Congestion is increasing in the typical spots for the morning commute.

There are no collisions or other problems on Charlotte-area interstate highways and Independence Boulevard at 7:25 a.m. Thursday.

A few collisions are being cleared on secondary roads, but the biggest problem at this time is the typical congestion.

Here is the 7:25 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).

East

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; 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; 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.

West

Billy Graham Parkway ... Collision at West Boulevard; moderate delays.

Sandy Porter Road, south of Arrowood Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

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