Today’s traffic: Wreck slows I-77 northbound to crawl

An earlier wreck on northbound Interstate 77 in south Charlotte is causing big problems for motorists this Tuesday morning.

But collisions and disabled vehicles are making for a miserable commute elsewhere in the region, too. Some of the wrecks are being blamed on poor visibility due to scattered dense fog.

The I-77 wreck was reported about 7:30 a.m. near Remount Road. Authorities said the vehicles were cleared from the road, but the congestion remains a problem. Traffic is snarled back to the state line.

An earlier wreck on northbound I-85 in Gaston County also has been cleared, and traffic there is returning to normal.

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

Center City

John Belk Freeway outer loop at South Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.


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

I-85 northbound, north Charlotte ... Collision with injuries near Harris Boulevard; moderate delays.

Lucena Street at Moretz Avenue ... Collision near Druid Hills Academy; minor delays.

Old Statesville Road at Oakwood Hill Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

North Tryon Street at Salome Church Road ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

Huntersville-Concord Road at Hiwassee Road ... Collision; minor delays.


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

Piney Grove Road at Amelia Drive ... Collision; minor 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 20-25 mph from Eastway Drive to uptown.

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.


I-77 northbound, south Charlotte ... Congestion and a collision near Remount Road; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Carowinds Boulevard up to Remount Road.

Woodlawn Road at I-77 ... Collision; moderate delays.


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

I-85 southbound ... Disabled vehicle near Billy Graham Parkway; minor delays.

Gaston County

I-85 northbound, Gaston County ... Wreck with injuries near mile marker 23 (Lowell-McAdenville); traffic moving 10-20 mph from mile marker 20 to the wreck scene.

U.S. 321, Gaston County ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph in each direction between I-85 and Dallas-Cherryville Highway.

Iredell County

I-40 eastbound, west of Statesville ... Unusually slow traffic reported between mile marker 141 (Sharon School Road) and mile marker 144 (Old Mountain Road).

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