Today’s traffic: Watch for ice problems

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comMarch 18, 2014 

Temperatures are still at or slightly below freezing in the Charlotte region at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, so icy patches on area roads remain a hazard.

Authorities have reopened two bridges that had been closed earlier due to icing – on McKee Road at I-485 and on Albemarle Road at Parkton Road.

Road crews treated a number of spots where ice was reported earlier Tuesday morning, but motorists should use caution on bridges and overpasses until later in the morning, when temperatures climb above freezing.

Earlier this morning, ice-related wrecks were reported on Brookshire Boulevard and Albemarle Road. A vehicle skidded off Brookshire Boulevard near Rozzelles Ferry Road, and several vehicles were involved in a collision on Albemarle Road at the Parkton Road bridge.

No serious injuries were reported in either of those wrecks.

Another wrecks forced the closure of northbound I-77 early Tuesday morning in Iredell County. Authorities say a tractor-trailer carrying new cars skidded on a bridge near mile marker 42 in Troutman and jacknifed. Another truck slammed into the tractor-trailer, and the road was closed for about four hours.

Here is the 9:45 a.m. report:

CENTER CITY

John Belk Freeway outer loop near South Boulevard ... Earlier collision being cleared; minor delays.

NORTH

North Tryon Street at 28th Street ... Collision with injuries; minor delays.

Capps Hill Drive at Capps Hill Mine Road ... Collision; minor delays.

The Plaza at 35th Street ... Collision; minor delays.

EAST

Independendence Boulevard outbound at Briar Creek Road ... Disabled vehicle; minor delays.

SOUTH

South Boulevard at Remount Road ... Collision; minor delays.

GASTON COUNTY

I-85 northbound, between New Hope Road and Lowell-McAdenville ... Collision on right shoulder; moderate delays.

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