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Some traffic lights are out and some streets are closed in Raleigh in wake of storm

Numerous streets around Raleigh were closed Friday after Tropical Storm Michael brought down trees and power lines on Thursday.

Raleigh police said traffic lights were out at:

  • Capital Boulevard at Highwoods

  • Millbrook Road at North Hills Drive

  • North Hills Drive at Shelley Road

Lights were flashing at:

  • Six Forks Road at Shelley Road and at Snelling Road

  • Capital Boulevard at Greywood Drive

  • Wake Forest Road at Hodges Street

Police said officers were posted Friday morning at several of those locations, but they urged drivers to cautious.

They reminded drivers that at an intersection without a police officer or a working traffic light, the rules of the road give right of way to the first vehicle to get to the intersection.

If it’s a tie, the vehicle to the right has the right of way. It someone is turning, traffic going straight through has the right of way.

Police said the following streets are closed:

In the northeast area of the city, there is a road closure at 3400 Stony Brook Drive due to a fallen tree. The road is closed with barricades on both sides.

In the southeast area of the city, two powerlines are down across the 800 block of Beverly Drive. An officer is posted at this location.

In the downtown area, Durham Drive is flooded, barricades and cones are in place; Boylan Avenue at South Street and Lenoir Street have no power and traffic lights are out; North Wilmington Street at Jones Street and Lane Street have no power and traffic lights are out; Blount Street at Jones Street and Lane Street have no power and traffic lights are out; Person Street at Jones Street and Lane Street have power lines down and traffic signals are out; Carrol Drive at Avon Drive has a tree down and no power. Officers are posted at several of these locations.

In the southwest area of the city, both Canterbury Road at Fairview Road and Eton Road at Canterbury Road are barricaded due to downed trees and power lines.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT
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