Independence Boulevard ramp reopens after slick pavement forces shutdown

Independence Boulevard ramp reopens after slick pavement forces shutdown

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A ramp on Independence Boulevard closed for a time Thursday morning during hazardous road conditions following Wednesday's snowfall.

The inbound ramp on Independence Boulevard at Interstate 277 was reopened by 8 a.m. The area was closed due to slick pavement.

As of Thursday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police has responded to nearly 300 wrecks due to the inclement weather.

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A First Alert Day was declared for Thursday due to black ice during the morning commute. Until we get above freezing, expect roads to be treacherous.

In the afternoon, we will be back above freezing and in the low 40s. The sun will also return so we should see plenty of melting. Depending on how much melts and evaporates, we could be looking at more black ice Friday morning.

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