Heavy rainfall causes traffic nightmares

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Crews were still working Saturday night on a section of Interstate 77 south in Charlotte, washed out by all the rain.

They've been trying to clear the roadway of the flooding so they can reopen the left lane between exits seven and eight.

Drivers told Eyewitness News they waited as long as an hour in the backups. Workers started repairing the roadway a little after 2:30 p.m. and were not done by 9 p.m.

"Bumper to bumper, people was pushing brakes," Jatazz Ivy said.

An Eyewitness News crew was stuck in the same traffic. Cars were inching through a normally clear part of I-77 south.

"Traffic backup--it's the Christmas season and (the Charlotte) Bobcats are playing tonight, and you got to drive slow," Tracy Reid said. "You can't drive fast."

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