Wade Avenue near I-440 in Raleigh reopens after power pole falls

From staff reportsMay 8, 2014 

In this video screen grab of a North Carolina Department of Transportation traffic camera, NCDOT officials direct backed-up traffic at the intersection of Wade Avenue and Interstate 440 around 2:55 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2014.


— The downed power lines and debris that closed all lanes of Wade Avenue between Ridge Road and Interstate 440 during the 2 p.m. hour have been removed and the road has reopened, Raleigh police say.

As of 2:45 p.m. officials were diverting traffic from both directions and crews were making repairs.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the lines were down. A utility pole near the road failed “for unknown reasons this afternoon,” according to the Raleigh Police Department. The department reported no wrecks or injuries from the incident.

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