The Christmas light spectacle in McAdenville might end early tonight with a power outage in the town.
The Duke Energy website shows more than 1,500 outages in the town. A Duke spokesman was not immediately available to comment on when power might return.
An accident on U.S. 74/29 near McAdenville took down some power lines, which is probably the cause of the outages, the N.C. Department of Transportation said in a release.
That road is closed, the N.C. DOT said, and is expected to reopen about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Drivers should use caution in the area and watch out for officers directing traffic.
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