RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — An accident involving a tractor-trailer and a car Wednesday night is causing traffic problems around Research Triangle Park.
Crews are repairing downed power lines at the intersection of T.W. Alexander Drive and Miami Boulevard.
Officials said that a car traveling southwest on Alexander hit an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler swerved and hit a utility pole, knocking down power lines.
The intersection is expected to be blocked at least until noon.
Detour signs are set up to guide drivers to alternate routes: Vehicles traveling S. on Miami will be detoured onto Presidential across Alexander onto Stirrup Creek and then back to S. Miami. Vehicles traveling N. on Miami will be detoured onto Stirrup Creek across Alexander, onto Presidential and back to N. Miami. (Opposite of S. Miami detour) Vehicles traveling NW on Alexander will be detoured onto 147 to Cornwallis and then onto S. Miami. Vehicles traveling SW on Alexander will be detoured onto Stirrup Creek or Presidential depending on which direction they need to go.
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