Today’s traffic: I-77, Independence slow to recover
06/26/2014 6:21 AM
06/26/2014 9:19 AM
The heaviest part of the Thursday morning commute has ended, but traffic remains sluggish at 9:15 a.m. on northbound Interstate 77 in south Charlotte and on inbound East Independence Boulevard.
A wreck near Nations Ford Road around 8 a.m. caused slowdowns on I-77, and it has been difficult to recover.
On Independence Boulevard, a collision near Bojangles Coliseum earlier this morning is still causing slowdowns.
Here is the 9:15 a.m. update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-35 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).
Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road. Also, moderate delays near Harrisburg Road.
Central Avenue at Rosehaven Drive ... Collision with minor delays.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-35 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.
Sardis Road at Shasta Lane ... Collision; minor delays.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
Sharon Road at Hazelton Drive ... Collision; minor delays.
Billy Graham Parkway ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph between West Boulevard and I-85.
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