Traffic update: Wreck closes part of Central Avenue

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comJanuary 6, 2014 

A portion of Central Avenue in east Charlotte was closed Monday afternoon after a collision left downed power lines.

Police spokesman Keith Trietley said Central Avenue between Eastcrest Drive and Masonic Drive was closed from a traffic accident that knocked down power lines. The road is expected to be closed for six to eight hours, he said at about 12:30 p.m.

That followed a wreck about 11 a.m. that closed Statesville Avenue at Tipton Drive, a short distance south of Interstate 85. Police reported power lines were down and a traffic signal dangling in an intersection. At least some lanes of Statesville Avenue likely will remain closed into the early afternoon hours.

North Graham Street, which was closed earlier Monday morning near Craighead Road because of a fatal wreck, is open again.

Also open is the intersection of West Tyvola Road and Yorkmont Road in southwest Charlotte. Two people were injured earlier Monday morning in a collision involving two SUVs. That wreck caused traffic slowdowns for about an hour before being cleared.

Providence Road inbound ... Collision at Wendover Road; moderate delays.

I-485 outer loop, south Mecklenburg ... Moderate delays due to construction and lane closures.

Statesville Road, just south of I-85 ... Road closed due to downed power lines.

North Tryon Street at East Sugar Creek Road ... Collision; minor delays.

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