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Today’s traffic: Wrecks, congestion across area

Congestion and collisions are causing problems for morning commuters at 9 a.m. Wednesday across the Charlotte region.

The biggest problem currently is on southbound Interstate 77 near LaSalle Street. Police are working to clear a collision in the right lane, and it has caused major delays.

Here is the 9 a.m. update:

Shadow Pond Lane closure ... Shadow Pond Lane at Rea Road will be closed Wednesday morning for a month, so crews can connect the road to the new Rea Road alignment. The reopening of the road is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 23.

The detour route is Cotton Creek Drive, Truscott Road, Benbridge Lane and Macandrew Drive.

North

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-77 southbound, north Charlotte ... Collision in the right lane near LaSalle Street; heavy delays.

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).

East

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

Sharon Amity Road at Tangle Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and a collision near Ovens Auditorium; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion and a collision at Marvin Road; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

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

South

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

I-77 northbound, York County ... Collision blocking the left lane near Gold Hill Road; heavy delays for 5 miles.

West

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

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