Portions of Lead Mine Road still closed, power lines down, 12 hours after crash
Posted April 23, 2020 10:48 p.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2020 7:00 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Power is still out in a Raleigh neighborhood nearly 12 hours after a vehicle crashed into a power pole, knocking down lines. Many neighbors are concerned, as the long outage means many groceries have gone bad--a difficulty during a time when grocery store visits are often more expensive and more challenging than usual.
A portion of Lead Mine Road is still closed between North Hills Drive and Philcrest Drive, while power crews work to repair a downed power line after a crash Thursday night around 7 p.m.
According to the Duke outages map, power has been restored. However, many residents are saying their power is still out.
Raleigh police said the vehicle crashed into the pole last night, becoming trapped in their vehicle by the fallen power lines. Fortunately, the driver was rescued with only minor injuries.
There was no word on the cause of the accident or if charges would be filed. Click here to get the latest information from Duke Energy on the power outage.
The crash was not related to a similar accident in the area on Thursday where police eventually found a suspect in a shooting that happened earlier in the day. Police found the suspect's vehicle had crashed on Lead Mine Road. The suspect was found in the Sugar Bush Road area.