Fallen tree, power lines leave hundreds without power in south Charlotte neighborhood

Downed trees, rain make mess for drivers

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The rainfall became a big problem for a south Charlotte neighborhood Thursday morning after a fallen tree caused traffic issues and around 2,000 homes lost power.

A handful of trees fell on Archdale Drive at Royal Park, in the Starmount area, taking out multiple lines.

The outage was reported around 6: 15 a.m. According to Duke Energy, 999 homes were still without power by 5 p.m.

A fallen tree also caused a headache across town on Providence Road, shutting the roadway down near Fairview Drive.

Duke Energy expects power to be restored in the area by 6:30 p.m. Temperatures are expected to top out in the low 40s.

A Duke Spokesperson told WBTV they appreciate customers' patience and wanted to assure people that they have crews working as quickly and safely as they can to get things back up and running.

For more information on outages, visit the Duke outage web page at: https://www.duke-energy.com/outages/current-outages

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