Congestion and slow traffic remain a problem across the Charlotte region at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
The latest problem is on southbound Interstate 85 in north Charlotte.
A collision blocked two lanes of the road near Graham Street around 9:15 a.m. Police have opened one lane, but there are considerable delays for southbound motorists.
At 9:30 a.m., traffic is heavy on southbound Interstate 77, from Davidson down to Huntersville. In addition, both the inner and outer loops of Interstate 485 in southern Mecklenburg County remain very slow.
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Backups also are being reported on inbound East Independence Boulevard, especially from Indian Trail to the Matthews area.
Improving conditions are being noted on southbound I-77 in north Charlotte. A multi-vehicle collision around 7:45 a.m. between LaSalle Street and the Brookshire Freeway caused backups of about 5 miles. The lanes were reopened by 8:15 a.m., and normal traffic flow resumed about 8:45 a.m.
Here is the 9:30 a.m. update:
I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).
I-85 southbound, north Charlotte ,,, Collision near Graham Street; traffic moving 15-25 mph from near Ikea Boulevard to the collision scene.
I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Providence Road to I-77.
I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Arrowood Road to Johnston Road.
Pineville-Matthews Road at Park Road ... Paving underway after a water line repair; moderate delays in the area. Several turning lanes are closed at the intersection.
Pineville-Matthews Road, east of Carmel Road ... Collision; moderate delays.
Alexander Road at Providence Road ... Collision; minor delays.
Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.