Charlotte traffic: Wreck at Idlewild and I-485

Wrecks are backing up traffic Wednesday morning at Idlewild Road and the southbound Interstate 485 Inner Loop, and at Johnston Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

An earlier wreck was blocking the left lane of inbound Independence Boulevard just before Eastway Drive.

A wreck that blocked the Interstate 85 southbound ramp at Brookshire Boulevard has been cleared.

Earlier, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to an injury wreck at Albemarle and North Sharon Amity roads, a wreck on Albemarle at Lawyers Road and a wreck at Fairview and Sharon roads near SouthPark mall.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak