Jamie Bowers

Traffic Team 9's Jamie Bowers updates drivers on current traffic conditions each weekday for Channel 9's “Eyewitness News Daybreak” at 5 & 6 a.m., Channel 9's “Eyewitness News Midday”, and "Eyewitness News This Morning" on TV 64 from 7-9 a.m. In addition to rush hour traffic duties, Jamie reports on road construction and other traffic issues for “Eyewitness News” at 6:00 p.m.

Jamie is "almost" a native Charlottean, having lived in the Queen City since 1st grade. While attending Myers Park High School, he received his first taste of broadcasting through an academic internship at WBT radio. Jamie continued working in radio through his college days at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC, where he was part of the on-air team that won a prestigious Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.

Since joining the Eyewitness News team in 2000, Jamie has reported on countless accidents, Charlotte's infamous road construction, and helped drivers navigate slick roads during winter storms. In 2004, Jamie was recognized for contributing to a 15 hour, Emmy award winning newscast covering the ice storm of 2003.

In his spare time, Jamie enjoys reading, singing, and going for long walks in the mountains. He is also active at The Church at Charlotte. Jamie and his wife Lolly live in Charlotte.

Latest from Jamie Bowers

Wendover Rd. delays (repaving)

Major delays are expected on Wendover Rd. due to a repaving project that will take place during daytime hours.  NCDOT will repave Wendover Rd. between Sharon Rd. and Monroe Rd., with work taking place 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. most days through December 31st.  Use Sharon Amity Rd./Sharon Lane as an ...

Sharon Rd. delays (repaving)

Significant delays are expected on Sharon Rd. during December due to an NCDOT repaving project.  Crews will repave Sharon Rd. between Wendover Rd. and Runnymede Lane, working 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. most days through December 31st.  Local traffic should use Sharon Lane to Providence Rd. to Wendover Rd. as an alternate ...

Kings Dr. & Elizabeth Ave. closed

The intersection of Kings Dr. and Elizabeth Ave., near CPCC, will be closed through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th due to utility construction. Kings Dr. traffic should use Charlottetowne Ave. or McDowell St. as an alternate route between 3rd St., 4th, St. and 7th St. Elizabeth Ave. traffic should ...

Lane closed on Brookshire Freeway

The right lane of outbound Brookshire Freeway will be closed between Church St. and I-77 from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.  NCDOT crews will be installing an early-warning system to help reduce accidents.  Use John Belk Freeway as an alternate route between Independence Blvd., Uptown Charlotte, and ...

Lane closed on Independence Blvd.

One lane of the ramp from inbound Independence Blvd. onto John Belk Freeway will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 29th.  The exit ramp onto 6th St. will also be closed at that time.  An NCDOT contractor will be completing upgrades to the overpass.  ...

I-85 closed in University area

I-85 northbound in the University area will be closed for several nights beginning Thursday, November 29th as NCDOT contractors tear down the old Mallard Creek Rd. overpass. I-85 northbound will be closed at I-485/Exit 48 on the following dates: Thursday, November 29th at 10 p.m. through Friday, November 30th at ...

Carolinas' Carrousel Parade traffic and parking

The Belk Carolinas' Carrousel Parade will bring over 100,000 spectators to Uptown Charlotte on Thanksgiving Day.  Traffic Team 9 has researched the best places to park, plus the best alternate routes to get around the parade. PARADE INFORMATION:  The Belk Carolinas' Carrousel Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on North Tryon ...

NCDOT Thanksgiving Travel Update

NCDOT Aims to Help Travelers Save Time and Money Over Thanksgiving Holiday   RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money this Thanksgiving by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists ...

Morrison Rd. closed (Harrisburg)

Morrison Rd. will be closed between Pioneer Mill Rd. and Lower Rocky River Rd. beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 26th through December 7th.  NCDOT will be replacing a culvert.  Use Pioneer Mill Rd. to Lower Rocky River Rd. as an alternate route.

Davidson St. closed

Davidson St. will be closed between Martin Luther King Blvd. and 3rd St. starting at 3 p.m. on Friday through 3 p.m. on Saturday due to the Thunder Road Marathon.  Use Stonewall St. to Charlottetowne Ave. (Metropolitan area) to 4th St. as an alternate route.