Charlotte traffic: Wreck jamming up I-77 southbound

A wreck near the Morehead Street exit of Interstate 77 southbound has backed up the highway to the Sunset Road exit.

The wreck happened after 8 a.m. Friday, and traffic remained backed up approaching 9 a.m.

Earlier, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to wrecks in the 400 block of eastbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard uptown and at East Morehead Street and South Kings Drive.

Shortly before 8 a.m., police were at injury wrecks on The Plaza at Anderson Street and in the 6900 block of Orr Road.

Another wreck was reported on Shopton Road West at Berewick Commons Parkway and a hit-and-run in the 9300 block of Monroe Road.

Police also were at wrecks in the 1300 block of North Graham Street and on East Independence Boulevard at North Sharon Amity Road.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak