• Family forced from home after tree falls in north Charlotte

    By: Tenikka Smith


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy power crews were working to restore power to some neighborhoods in north Charlotte Tuesday morning after a tree fell and took out some power lines overnight.

    The tree came down in a yard on Gregg Street off West Trade Street.

    Some homes are without power and Duke Energy said the family needs to remove the tree before it can make repairs.

    But the family told Channel 9 they can't afford to have it removed.

    Duke said they will repair things so other homes in the area can get power restored.

    The Red Cross is putting the family up in a hotel for a couple days.

    Contact the American Red Cross at 704-376-1661 to help.

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