Driver crashes in utility pole, knocks out power to over 600 wes - | WBTV Charlotte

Driver crashes in utility pole, knocks out power to over 600 west Charlotte residents

Kyndra Farley | WBTV Kyndra Farley | WBTV
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Over 600 west Charlotte residents are without power Friday morning after a driver struck a utility pole. 

According to the Duke Energy outage map, the outage is affecting residents who live along Wilkinson Boulevard. The power outage was first reported around 6:15 a.m. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a driver struck a power pole, knocking down power lines near the Walmart on Wilkinson Boulevard and Ashley Road. 

No one was hurt in the crash.

Power is expected to be restored around 9 a.m. 

Officers are asking drivers to avoid the area. 

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