Today’s traffic: Wrecks on several main routes

South Boulevard’s outbound lanes are open again, following an overnight wreck that knocked down a pole and lines.

South Boulevard had been closed between Woodlawn and Tyvola roads, and crews were able to complete the repairs about 8:30 a.m. The wreck was reported about 2:30 a.m., with no reports of injuries.

There are still plenty of problems out there.

Motorists on inbound East Independence Boulevard are dealing with a wreck at Margaret Wallace Road and a disabled vehicle at East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Traffic is slow in the area.

Also in southeast Charlotte, traffic signals are not working at the intersections of Rama and Monroe roads and Rama and Sardis roads.

Up in Huntersville, there is a disabled vehicle on Sam Furr Road, a little west of Old Statesville Road,

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).

Sam Furr Road, between N.C. 21 and Old Statesville Highway, Huntersville ... Disabled vehicle; moderate delays.


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

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 25-35 mph from Sharon Amity Road to uptown. Also, wreck at Margaret Wallace Road and disabled vehicle at Harris Boulevard.

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.

N.C. 51, east of Providence Road ... Collision between Providence Road and Alexander Road, at Hugh Forest Road; moderate delays.

Margaret Wallace Road at Marshbrooke Road ... Collision; minor delays.


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

South Boulevard ... Outbound lanes closed between Woodlawn Road and Tyvola Road because of early-morning crash and downed power lines.

I-485 inner loop ramp to northbound I-77 ... Collision with injuries; traffic moving 10-15 mph on I-485 inner loop from South Boulevard to wreck scene.


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

Gaston County

I-85 northbound, Gaston County ... Collision near Cox Road (Exit 21), with backups to mile marker 18.

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