More than 1300 without power in Matthews

More than 1300 without power in Matthews

MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - More than 1300 people are without power in Matthews after a tree fell through several power lines.

The incident happened on N. Trade Street near Matthews Street.

Matthews Police estimate 1345 residents are without power. A release from the department states there are no operational traffic lights from Sam Newell Rd. and Hwy. 51 to N. Trade St. and Fullwood Rd.

The release states Duke Energy power crews may be working on restoring power until 1 p.m. Sunday.

"I didn't know what was going on and I saw all the power out obviously and I asked a fireman what was going on and he said there was a power outage. I was thinking (this) must be a pretty big power outage to knock this whole block off," said Matthews resident Reed Alexander.

The release from Matthews Police states that no injuries were reported following the incident. Police ask that drivers avoid the area.

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