Union County highway reopened near Monroe Mall after crash downs power lines

The road has fully reopened near the intersection of Highway 74 and Secrest Shortcut Road.
Highway 74 closed in Monroe on Friday afternoon after power lines fell into the roadway.
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 2:48 PM EST
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - Highway 74 in Union County has reopened near the Monroe Mall after power lines fell into the roadway earlier in the day.

According to the Monroe Police Department, the road has reopened in both directions at the intersection of Secrest Shortcut Road after a crash downed the lines.

At the time of the crash, police said that traffic lights were out and described the road as ‘impassable.’

Viewer-submitted video from the scene showed what appears to be a large trailer overturned in a ditch.

There is currently no word on any potential injuries.

Traffic was closed in the area for more than five hours while officials tended to the situation.

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