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April 30, 2014

Today’s traffic: Wreck clogs northbound I-77

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle shortly before 7 a.m. in Charlotte’s South End.

The noisy thunderstorms from overnight have left wet streets across the Charlotte region, and a few problems are being reported at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.

The latest problem is a multi-vehicle wreck on northbound Interstate 77 near Arrowood Road. That will cause slowdowns for the next half-hour.

Inbound Independence Boulevard is moving again after an earlier collision on the ramp to the Brookshire Freeway.

An earlier road closure due to flooding on Freedom Drive has been cleared, and all lanes are open again.

And an earlier problem in the South End district has been cleared. A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle about 7 a.m. on East Boulevard near Camden Street. The pedestrian was taken to Carolinas Medical Center by Medic, but the extent of his injuries is not known.

Here is the 8:50 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).

Sugar Creek Road at North Tryon Street ... Collision; moderate delays.

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 20-30 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.

Charlottetowne Avenue at East 3rd Street ... Collision; minor delays.

South

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion and a collision near Arrowood Road; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Arrowood Road, traffic moving 20-30 mph from Arrowood Road to Trade Street.

West

South Tryon Street at Billy Graham Parkway ... Collision; moderate delays.

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