Northwest Charlotte intersection closed after crash takes down power lines

Commuters should avoid the area.
Medic said no injuries were reported, but the area will still take a while to reopen as crews repair downed power lines.
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 5:47 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A car crash at a busy intersection near Interstate 485 in northwest Charlotte may leave early morning commuters struggling to get to work on time.

Officials say the crash -- which has been declared a hit-and-run -- happened around 4 a.m. on Oakdale Road, near Miranda Road and close to the post office.

While there were no injuries, the car hit a power pole. Crews on scene say the power lines are now so low, someone could reach up and touch them.

Duke Energy is reporting only one customer does not have power.

Commuters should find an alternate route and avoid the area.