Motorists should avoid Interstate 77 North at Sunset Road (Exit 16) due to “extreme traffic issues” caused by an event in the area, police said shortly before 6 p.m. Friday.
The traffic issues extend to Old Statesville Road (U.S. 115) and Statesville Road (U.S. 21). Those attending the event should use I-77 Exit 18 and come down from the north end of the city to avoid the Sunset Road area.
Traffic issues will continue for an hour to 1 1/2 hours, police said.
The Exit 16 ramp is being evaluated to determine whether the ramp should be closed due to traffic safety issues, police said.