• Truck splits power pole in half on Providence Road

    By: Blake Hanson


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A section of Providence Road was closed Friday morning after an accident knocked down power lines.

    The wreck occurred near the intersection of Providence and Cherokee roads.

    Police said a truck was traveling down Providence Road toward the intersection when it struck a power pole.

    The pole then hit a blue car. The driver of the car was not injured.

    The power pole damaged the windshield and the pole was left resting on the street.

    Chopper 9 flew over the scene around 10:30 a.m.

    The driver of the truck told police he never left the road when he hit the pole.

    Duke Energy officials restored power to the area by 4 p.m.

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