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Today’s traffic: Overturned truck on I-485

The big traffic problem in the Charlotte region at 9:05 a.m. is on Interstate 485 in southwest Charlotte.

Police report an overturned tractor-trailer, west of I-77. The N.C. Department of Transportation reported that the truck wrecked near the Steele Creek Road (N.C. 160) exit, blocking two lanes on the outer loop. No serious injuries were reported, but two lanes are still blocked.

Motorists should consider avoiding the area until at least 9:45 a.m.

An earlier single-vehicle wreck has been cleared on Sharon Road West. Authorities say a motorist apparently lost control of her car and slammed into a building, about halfway between Park Road and South Boulevard.

That happened around 6:45 a.m., and a crew of 17 firefighters freed the trapped motorist in less than 15 minutes. The motorist was not seriously hurt.

Here is the 9:05 a.m. update:

Robinhood Circle: Robinhood Circle in east Charlotte will be closed at 9 a.m. Monday until April 11. The closure is between Maplewood Lane and Dooley Drive, so crews can install a culvert as part of the Robinhood-Dooley Storm Drainage Improvement Project. Motorists can use Robinhood Circle, Dooley Drive, Marlwood Circle and Harri Ann Drive as a detour.

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

I-85 southbound, Cabarrus County ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from George Liles Parkway (Exit 54) down to Mallard Creek Church Road (Exit 46).

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

I-485 outer loop, southwest Charlotte ... Overturned truck near the Steele Creek Road (N.C. 160) exit; heavy delays with some lane closures.

I-85 northbound, Gaston County ... Collision near U.S. 321; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Bessemer City exit to U.S. 321.

I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.

Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.

Ardrey Kell Road at Lancaster Highway ... Collision; moderate delays.

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