Sunday traffic heavy as holiday weekend ends

07/06/2014 3:55 PM

07/06/2014 5:54 PM

Motorists are experiencing plenty of delays this Sunday evening as the Independence Day holiday weekend comes to an end.

The N.C. Highway Patrol reported a few collisions earlier in the afternoon, and that set the stage for slowdowns on several of the more heavily traveled roadways.

The slowest traffic shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday was on Interstate 77 and in westbound U.S. 74 in western Union County.

On I-77, heavy congestion was being reported in both directions near Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. The westbound U.S. 74 traffic includes a number of motorists returning home from the beaches.

Here are some of the trouble spots:

I-77 near Lake Norman ... Slow traffic in both directions, between mile markers 23 and 33. An earlier wreck on southbound I-77 near mile marker 30 is making things worse.

I-85 northbound, Gastonia ... Congestion-related delays; moderate delays.

U.S. 74 westbound, Union County ... Heavy traffic and slowdowns from west of Monroe to near Sardis Road North.

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Slow traffic, due to congestion, reported from mile marker 63 down to mile marker 49.

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