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Traffic: Downed power lines on Morehead

The biggest traffic problem in the Charlotte area at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday is on East Morehead Street.

Downed power lines are reported on Morehead at Harding Place, near Dilworth Road. One lane is open in each direction, but traffic is slow.

Another trouble spot is Brookshire Boulevard, where three collisions have occurred between Bellhaven Road and Interstate 85.

Otherwise, congestion is the biggest headache for morning commuters. Heavy traffic volume is being reported on most of the area’s major routes. The worst conditions appear to be on southbound I-77 in the Huntersville-Cornelius area and on the inner loop of I-485 in southeast Mecklenburg County.

Traffic also is very slow on westbound U.S. 74 in Stallings and Indian Trail in Union County.

Here is the 8:25 a.m. update:

North

I-77 southbound, Lake Norman area ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-20 mph from the lake to Gilead Road (Exit 23) in Huntersville.

Celia Avenue at Beatties Ford Road ... Collision; minor delays.

Brookshire Boulevard near Bellhaven Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

Brookshire Boulevard, between Fred Alexander Boulevard and Oakdale Road ... Collision; moderate delays.

Brookshire Boulevard at I-85 ... Collision; moderate delays.

Griffith Street at Main Stree, Davidson ... Collision; moderate delays.

Southeast

Morehead Street at Harding Place ... Downed power lines, with some lane closures; moderate to heavy delays.

Kenilworth Avenue at John Belk Freeway ramp ... Collision; moderate delays.

I-485 inner loop, south Mecklenburg ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Providence Road to I-77.

Independence Boulevard inbound ... Congestion; traffic moving 15-25 mph from Sharon Amity Road to uptown.

Johnston Road ... Congestion; traffic moving 20-25 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.

South

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

West

West Arrowood Road at South Tryon Street ... Hit-and-run collision; minor delays.

Union County

U.S. 74 westbound ... Congestion from Rocky River Road to I-485, through Indian Trail and Stallings; traffic moving 15-20 mph.

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