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Today’s traffic: Congestion slows several routes

Congestion and collisions continue to slow Charlotte-area motorists at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Slow traffic is being reported on southbound Interstate 77 in Cornelius and Huntersville and on inbound East Independence Boulevard.

A wreck on Morehead Street at Euclid Avenue has caused big problems in that area for the last half-hour.

And slowdowns are reported on W.T. Harris Boulevard in the University City area, due to several collisions and disabled vehicles.

Fog and drizzle are limiting visibility Wednesday morning, so motorists should allow extra travel time.

Here is the 9:10 a.m. update:

CONSTRUCTION

McDowell Street ... The southbound lanes in the 100 block of McDowell Street, between Fifth and Trade streets, will be closed at 9 a.m. Wednesday for more than a week. The closure is needed for construction on the trolley line. The lanes are scheduled for reopening at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12.

Motorists who normally use those lanes can use Sixth Street, Davidson Street and Third Street as a detour.

INCIDENTS

Center City

West Trade Street at West Fifth Street ... Earlier collision being cleared; minor delays.

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Exit 28 to Exit 23.

W.T. Harris Boulevard near North Tryon Street ... Collision; moderate delays.

W.T. Harris Boulevard at Technology Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

W.T. Harris Boulevard at District Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

East

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

Rocky River Road at Brookwood Road ... Collision; minor delays.

Southeast

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

East Morehead Street at Euclid Avenue ... Collision; moderate to heavy delays.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion and a collision near Eastway Drive; traffic moving 20-25 mph from Harris Boulevard 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.

Rea Road at Williams Pond Lane ... Collision; moderate delays.

South

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

Steele Creek Road at Steele Oaks Drive ... Collision; minor delays.

West

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

Union County

U.S. 74 westbound, Indian Trail and Stallings ... Congestion; traffic moving 10-20 mph from Rocky River Road to I-485.

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