Crash took down Wingate Police Department phone lines, power for hundreds of customers

Power was out for at least 1,500 customers.
Wingate Police Department is without phone access following a crash on U.S. 74 West in Monroe...
Wingate Police Department is without phone access following a crash on U.S. 74 West in Monroe Tuesday morning.(MGN)
Published: Feb. 21, 2023 at 10:10 AM EST
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MONROE, N.C. (WBTV) - Wingate Police Department was without phone access following a crash on U.S. 74 West in Monroe Tuesday morning.

According to the NC Department of Transportation, the wreck happened around 8:45 a.m. and closed one lane near the Briar Creek Road exit.

Although the crash cleared a little over an hour later, at least 1,500 customers were without power until hours later.

Anyone needing to reach the Wingate Police Department should call Union County Communications at 704-289-1591 or 911 for an emergency.

Check out WBTV’s outage map here or on the free WBTV News app.