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

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

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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