Heavy traffic on Union County road poses safety risk, first responders say

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Traffic on one road in Union County gets so backed up that it’s posing a safety risk.

Once school is back in session, neighbors say the two-lane Cuthbertson Road becomes chaos. The three-mile stretch where traffic builds runs through Waxhaw and Wesley Chapel, and in front of Cuthbertson High and Middle School.

“It just gets more congested and more congested,” Tricia Titus said.

Firefighters and first responders say it’s impacting their emergency response times.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Genevieve Curtis found out there’s a push for the state to make some major improvements.

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