Truck hits powerlines in Matthews, leaving 2,800 without electricity

MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Nearly 2,800 Duke Energy customers are without power after a truck snagged some power lines just before 3 p.m. at 220 N. Ames Street, which is off of Sam Newell Road.

Officers are directing traffic at several intersections in Matthews.

Duke Energy says power is expected to be restored sometime this afternoon.