Huntersville road closed due to downed power lines

Huntersville road closed due to downed power lines

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Mount Holly-Huntersville Road is closed between Hambright Road and Reese Blvd. as of 5 p.m. on Friday, according to the Huntersville Police Department.

It reopened at about 6:30 p.m.

Huntersville Police is on scene, redirecting drivers.

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The department then added that one individual was to blame for causing "all the chaos," but had been "stopped." That included the closure of Statesville Road between Mount Holly-Huntersville Road and Stumptown Road.

Additionally, multiple traffic lights throughout Huntersville were out during rush hour. Huntersville PD reminded drivers to treat those intersections as four-way stops when officers are not present to direct traffic.

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The road closure notice came just minutes after Huntersville Fire announced it had dispatched a unit to that area for a car crash. Officials say it was not related to the power lines coming down.

The downed power lines knocked out power to 1,600 customers in the immediate area.