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Today’s traffic: Wrecks slow I-85 travel

Motorists on Interstate 85 are finding problems in a couple of places this Wednesday morning, with collisions slowing the commute.

On northbound I-85, earlier wrecks have been cleared in McAdenville and near the Billy Graham Parkway. Meanwhile, a collision has been reported on southbound I-85 in the University City area.

Congestion and a number of collisions are causing problems in other locations, too.

Here is the 8:55 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).

North Tryon Street at J.W. Clay Boulevard ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.

I-85 southbound, University City area ... Congestion due to earlier collision near City Boulevard; traffic moving 20-30 mph from Mallard Creek Road to the wreck scene.

East

Albemarle Road inbound ... Congestion and a collision at Regal Oaks Drive; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Lawyers Road to Sharon Amity Road.

Idlewild Road at Braewick Road ... Disabled vehicle; moderate delays.

Southeast

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 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.

Selwyn Avenue at Runnymede Lane ... Collision with injuries; moderate delays.

South

I-77 southbound ... Congestion due to earlier collision near Remount Road; traffic moving 15-25 mph from uptown to Remount Road.

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

Sharon Road West near South Boulevard ... Collision; minor delays.

West

I-85 northbound ... Congestion due to earlier collision near Billy Graham Parkway; traffic moving 30-40 mph from I-485 to the Billy Graham Parkway.

Gaston County

I-85 northbound ... Congestion due to earlier collision near McAdenville; traffic moving 30-35 mph from Gastonia to McAdenville.

Iredell County

I-77 southbound, Mooresville ... Congestion due to earlier wreck in Mooresville area; traffic moving 30-35 mph from mile marker 38 down to near Lake Norman.

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