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Driver crashes into several utility poles in east Charlotte, knocks down power lines

Caroline Hicks | WBTV Caroline Hicks | WBTV
Caroline Hicks | WBTV Caroline Hicks | WBTV
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A road in east Charlotte was shut down for several hours Wednesday morning after a driver struck several utility poles in the area, knocking down power lines.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the single-vehicle wreck happened just before 1:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Graham Street at Keswick Avenue. Police say the driver of a white Expedition struck a fence and hit multiple power poles.

The driver then ran from the scene, officers say. No one has been arrested. 

The road reopened around 6:30 a.m.

RELATED: North Tryon Street is shut down in both directions near Keswick Avenue

Another portion of North Tryon Street near Keswick Avenue was shut down in both directions for some time after another driver crashed into a power pole around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, knocking down power lines. 

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