Power restored after fallen tree causes outage in University City area

Power restored after fallen tree causes outage in University City area
More than 2,000 homes were without power in Charlotte’s University City area Tuesday morning after a tree fell across power lines, Duke Energy reports. (Source: Taylor Simpson)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - More than 2,000 homes were without power in Charlotte’s University City area Tuesday morning after a tree fell across power lines, Duke Energy reports.

The tree fell on Old Concord Road at Suther Road, blocking the area for a time.

Duke Energy says outages were first reported in the area just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. In the area around Old Concord Road at Meadow Vista Road, 1,184 homes were without power. In the direct area where the tree fell, Old Concord Road at Suther Road, 743 homes were without power. By Tuesday afternoon, power had been restored to the area.

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