Charlotte traffic: Some gridlock, accidents reported on morning drive

If you are commuting to uptown Thursday morning, expect traffic delays due to several street closures for Speed Street, which runs Thursday to Saturday. The following streets are closed:

▪ Tryon Street, from Stonewall to Trade streets.

▪ Parts of Brevard Street.

▪ Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Third Street and Fourth Street near Tryon.

Across the Charlotte region, traffic problems are building, with slowdowns and accidents reported throughout the area.

WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, is reporting accidents at Billy Graham Parkway and West Boulevard, and at Statesville Road near Interstate 77.