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Today’s traffic: Wreck clogs southbound I-77

There are plenty of traffic trouble spots at 8:45 a.m. Monday across the Charlotte region, with a combination of congestion and collisions responsible for the headaches.

An earlier wreck on southbound Interstate 77 near the West Boulevard interchange has been cleared, but traffic remains slow on I-77. And an earlier collision on the inner loop of I-485 near South Boulevard also is cleared, with residual congestion remaining.

Here is the 8:45 a.m. update:

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Brawley School Road (Exit 35) down to Gilead Road (Exit 23).

East W.T. Harris Boulevard at The Plaza ... Earlier collision with injuries being cleared; minor delays.

East

Lawyers Road near Albemarle Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

Southeast

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

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion and a wreck at Ballantyne Village Way; 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.

Sharon Road at Quail Hollow Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

West

Billy Graham Parkway ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph between West Boulevard and I-85.

I-77 southbound, near West Boulevard ... Collision; heavy delays to near I-85.

Gaston County

I-85 northbound, Gaston County ... Traffic moving 15-20 mph from mile marker 22 up to mile marker 26, due to a wreck.

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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