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Monday traffic report: Accidents reported throughout Charlotte

A Charlotte Department of Transportation vehicle heads through uptown Charlotte on South Tryon street after spreading brine on the bridge over Interstate 277 on Sunday to prepare the roads for Monday's winter storm.
A Charlotte Department of Transportation vehicle heads through uptown Charlotte on South Tryon street after spreading brine on the bridge over Interstate 277 on Sunday to prepare the roads for Monday's winter storm. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Traffic was building around 8:45 a.m. Monday on major Charlotte thoroughfares, many of which were salted in preparation for Monday’s winter storm.

Independence Boulevard, South Boulevard and I-485 were all seeing varying levels of congestion.

Meanwhile, there were several accidents reported in the region:

▪  A 6:59 a.m. accident at East Independence Boulevard and Margaret Wallace Road.

▪  A 7:40 a.m. accident with personal injury at East Independence Boulevard and Woodland Drive.

▪  A 7:55 a.m. road blockage at 2439 Columbus Circle.

▪  A 7:58 a.m. accident at Sunset and Statesville roads.

▪  An 8:25 a.m. accident at Airport Drive and Sentry Post Road.

▪  An 8:25 a.m. accident at Billy Graham Parkway and South I-85.

▪  An 8:28 a.m. accident at Blair and Albemarle roads.

▪  An 8:32 a.m. disabled vehicle at North Tryon Street and J W Clay Boulevard.

▪  An 8:35 a.m. road blockage at Orr and Old Concord roads.

Traffic is expected to be lighter during the Monday morning commute today since some people, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students, are off for the Presidents Day holiday. For a complete list of closings for the holiday, click here.

And check back to www.charlotteobserver.com throughout the morning for updates on your Monday morning commute.

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