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

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

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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