Today’s traffic: Several wrecks slow traffic

Motorists on Providence Road are dealing with several problems Wednesday morning, including a pair of collisions.

Police are working to clear crashes on Providence Road at High Ridge Road, southeast of the Arboretum, and at East Barden Drive, between the Arboretum and Fairview Road.

In addition, the typical morning congestion is adding to the slow trip.

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


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


The Plaza, west of Harris Boulevard ... Right inbound lane closed for water line repairs. Flaggers on duty, with moderate delays.

Brief Road, east of Ferguson Road, near Mint Hill ... Brief Road closed in that area, due to a fatal wreck at Blaydon Drive. Find an alternate route.


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 and construction-related delays; traffic moving 25-35 mph from I-77 to Pineville-Matthews Road.

I-485 outer loop, Matthews ... Collision between John Street and Independence Boulevard; moderate delays.

Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph northbound from the state line to I-485.

Providence Road inbound ... Congestion and collisions at High Ridge Road and East Barden Road; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Kuykendall Road to High Ridge Road, 20-30 mph from High Road Road to the Arboretum; 10-20 mph from the Arboretum to East Barden Road; 25-35 mph from East Barden Road to Wendover Road.

Sharon Amity Road at Independence Boulevard ... Disabled vehicle; moderate delays.

Randolph Road at Wendover Road ... Collision; moderate delays.


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


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

Union County

U.S. 74 at Stallings Road, Stallings ... Congestion from an earlier collision; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Unionville-Indian Trail Road to Stallings Road.

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