Traffic lights draped across north Raleigh intersection for hours

Posted October 22, 2021 4:05 a.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2021 11:28 a.m. EDT

— Traffic lights were out more than six hours Friday morning in north Raleigh after a crash at the Falls of Neuse Road at Thorpshire Drive intersection.

The crash occurred before 3:30 a.m., when a car hit a power pole, leaving traffic lights and cables stretched across the roadway. At 7 a.m., workers were still trying to clear the intersection so the area could reopen to traffic.

The damage kept lanes closed for hours, impacting drivers throughout the morning commute, according to police.

Since only one lane is open in each direction, drivers are urged to seek alternate routes. WRAL Brian Shrader recommended using Six Forks Road or Capital Boulevard.

It was not clear what caused the crash or if anyone was injured.

is down to one lane in both directions due to a single vehicle wreck which caused downed traffic lights. This will affect morning rush hour traffic and motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes. #rdutraffic

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