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Today’s traffic: I-77, I-485 very slow

Motorists traveling on southbound Interstate 77 and the inner loop of I-485 need plenty of patience this Tuesday morning.

Very slow traffic is being reported at 9 a.m. at two locations on both I-77 and I-485.

An earlier wreck on I-77 southbound near Clanton Road has been cleared, but residual backups remain. The other heavily congested area of I-77 is in the Huntersville-Cornelius area, and that is due to traffic volume.

I-485’s inner loop is slow between Providence Road and South Boulevard, which is typical for this time of morning. But a major slowdown also is being reported from Idlewild Road to John Street in Matthews.

Inbound East Independence Boulevard has been slowed by an earlier collision at Margaret Wallace Road.

And there are three wrecks in the area near Sugar Creek Road and West W.T. Harris Boulevard. Traffic is very slow in that area.

Here is the 9 a.m. update:

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

Sugar Creek Road at Nevin Road ... Collision; minor delays.

Sugar Creek Road at West W.T. Harris Boulevard ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

West W.T. Harris Boulevard at Dunstaff Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

East

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

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Providence Road to I-77. Also, traffic moving 10-20 mph from between Lawyers and Idlewild roads to John Street in Matthews.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion due to earlier collision at Margaret Wallace Road; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Sardis Road North to W.T. Harris Boulevard.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from the Arboretum area to Wendover Road. Also, delays near Queens Road due to a disabled vehicle.

South

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

I-77 southbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion due to an earlier collision at Clanton Road; traffic moving 10-20 mph from uptown to Clanton Road.

Gaston County

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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