Traffic on I-77 and other arteries in the Lake Norman area was heavily congested beginning at midday on Friday, a combination of accidents and Easter weekend traffic.
A wreck on I-77 northbound near Exit 25 around noon briefly closed the highway, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Even after that accident cleared, traffic remained slow through the Lake Norman area. Many drivers tried fleeing onto secondary roads, but both NC 115 and US 21/Statesville Road also were jammed early Friday afternoon. Read the full story