Congestion and a couple of collisions on major roads are combining to slow traffic for many Charlotte-area commuters at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Congestion is slowing traffic on both the inner and outer loops of Interstate 485 in southern Mecklenburg County and on southbound I-77 in the Huntersville-north Charlotte area.
Wrecks are being reported on Beatties Ford Road at I-85 and on College Street at Stonewall Street, among other locations.
Here is the 8:30 a.m. update:
College Street at Stonewall Street ... Collision; moderate delays.
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).
Beatties Ford Road at I-85 ... Collision with injuries; moderate to heavy delays.
Reames Road at Sunset Road ... Collision; minor delays.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and a wreck at East W.T. Harris Boulevard; traffic moving 15-20 mph from Margaret Wallace Road to Harris Boulevard; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.
Johnston Road ... Congestion; 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.
I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion and a wreck near Clanton Road; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Clanton Road.
Josh Birmingham Parkway ... Collision; minor delays.
U.S. 74 eastbound, Indian Trail ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph between Indian Trail Road and the Monroe city limits.