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Two traffic delays starting Sunday morning

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

There are two traffic delays you need to be aware of as you hit the road Sunday morning, July 22nd.

Starting at 6 a.m., Duke Energy crews will slow or stop traffic on both the north and southbound sides of I-485 near I-77, south of Charlotte near Pineville.

Crews are removing a fiber optic cable that crosses the interstate. The cable was damaged by a recent lightning strike. Duke Energy told WBTV the cable does not carry electricity, so there will be no service interruption. There is also no danger to passing motorists.

Duke Energy plans to complete the work by 7 a.m. 

The second delay starts at 7 a.m. when the NC DOT plans to close the right shoulder and right lane of I-77 South between LaSalle Street and the Brookshire Freeway, exit 11.

This closure will also affect the entrance ramp from LaSalle Street East to I-77 South. As an alternate route, take LaSalle Street to Statesville Road, up to Graham Street. Then take the Brookshire Freeway West back to I-77 South. 

Crews are working on lighting improvements. The work is scheduled to be complete by 2 p.m.

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