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Wreck downs power lines on Western Boulevard in Raleigh

Posted September 9, 2014

Utility crews closed the ramp from Interstate 440 West to Western Boulevard in Raleigh early Tuesday after car collided with a utility pole.
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— Utility crews closed the ramp from Interstate 440 West to Western Boulevard in Raleigh early Tuesday after car collided with a utility pole.

The wreck happened at about 2:30 a.m., according to investigators. The car, a four-door sedan, overturned in the wreck, and the driver was nowhere to be found.

The exit ramp from I-440 to Western Boulevard could remain closed through the morning commute. Drivers should continue on I-440 West to the Jones Franklin Road exit.

Drivers should take a right and then another right to access Western Boulevard.

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  • tayled Sep 9, 2014

    This is a prime case for something I have long thought we should have. When a person causes a wreck like this, with damage to the roadway, powerlines, etc,. whomever is at fault should have to pay an impact fee to defray the costs of the repairs, some especially if they are found to be drunk at the time of the accident.

  • Anita Woody Sep 9, 2014

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    If you hate to say why say?

  • I-Defy Sep 9, 2014

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    I agree now all the person has to do is sober up and say his vehicle was stolen.

  • zenithcadet1 Sep 9, 2014

    I hate to say this but probably a drunk driver.