Today’s traffic: Gas leak closes Stumptown Road

The latest traffic trouble spot at 9:15 a.m. is Stumptown Road in Huntersville.

Police report a ruptured gas line near Old Statesville Road, and Stumptown Road has been closed. Traffic is congested in the area.

There also are trouble spots on inbound East Independence Boulevard and Idlewild Road.

Independence traffic is slow, especially between Sardis Road North and Idlewild Road, because of two earlier wrecks.

Idlewild Road was slow during part of the commute because a pedestrian was struck about 7:50 a.m. near Lailwood Circle, about a quarter-mile inbound from Margaret Wallace Road. The victim was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Traffic is moving in that area, but now there is a wreck at Idlewild and Monroe roads.

Here is the 9:15 a.m. update:

South Mint Street ... A reminder that Mint Street is closed, between Morehead and Stonewall streets, until 6 a.m. Monday. The closure will enable crews to use a large crane and work on renovations at Bank of America Stadium.

Village Lake Drive ... A reminder that construction at Woodscape Drive has closed Village Lake Drive between Independence Boulevard and Monroe Road. This closure will last until 4 p.m. Monday.

Tom Hunter Road intersection closure ... The intersection of Tom Hunter Road and North Tryon Street will be closed this weekend and Monday so crews can move underground utilities. The closure is scheduled from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 p.m. Monday.

The work is related to construction of the light rail line's northern extension from uptown to UNC Charlotte. Traffic on North Tryon Street will be maintained, but motorists who want to use Tom Hunter Road will have to detour on Arrowhead Drive and Elgywood Lane.


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).

Stumptown Road at Old Statesville Road, Huntersville ... Natural gas line ruptured; road is closed.


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


Idlewild Road at Monroe Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

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

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Margaret Wallace Road to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.


I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion; traffic moving 30-40 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.

Fort Mill Parkway at Spratt Street, Fort Mill ... Collision; moderate delays.


Billy Graham Parkway at Boyer Street ... Collision; moderate delays.

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

I-485 outer loop near I-85 ... Collision; moderate delays.

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