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Today’s traffic: Wrecks uptown and southbound I-77

Typical morning congestion is a problem at 8:25 a.m. for Charlotte-area commuters on the inner loop of Interstate 485 in southern Mecklenburg County and on southbound I-77 in the northern suburbs.

But there also are collisions on the John Belk Freeway at I-77 and on I-77 southbound in Huntersville. The N.C. Highway Patrol said the Huntersville wreck is at Sam Furr Road (Exit 25). Moderate to heavy delays are being reported in both area.

Here is the 8:25 a.m. update:

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion and a collision at Sam Furr Road (Exit 25); traffic moving 10-20 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Sam Furr Road (Exit 25); moving 20-30 mph from Sam Furr Road to I-485 (Exit 19).

Statesville Road and Atando Road ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.

North Graham Street and Jeff Adams Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

East

The Plaza at East W.T. Harris Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.

Southeast

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

Johnston Road ... Congestion and a collision at I-485; 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.

West

Freedom Drive at Ashley Road ... Collision; minor delays.

John Belk Freeway inner loop at I-77 ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

Morris Field Drive at Wilkinson Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.

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