Power outages in West Charlotte after a morning accident

Power Outages in West Charlotte after accident

An accident in West Charlotte knocks out power Saturday morning.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police tell WBTV two cars were involved in a crash on the corner of Morehead Street and Freedom Drive just after 6 a.m.

It appears one of the vehicles ended up hitting a power pole and brought it down.

Police are still investigating but they believe alcohol is involved. No word on injuries.

Duke Energy says the power outages run from Morehead Street all the way to Wilkinson Boulevard. They say power won't be fully restored until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.