MEDIC: 2 hurt, power lines down after crash on Independence Boulevard

CHARLOTTE — East Independence Boulevard was closed for over three hours on Friday morning after a crash involving power lines, causing many east Charlotte residents to wake up to no power.

The crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. on Friday on East Independence Boulevard.

According to MEDIC, two people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officials closed Independence Boulevard in both directions because of the downed power lines.

A Channel 9 crew at the scene saw fallen power lines over the concrete median as crews worked to shut down the road and multiple first responders across all lanes of East Independence Boulevard.

Duke Energy said the power should be restored by 5:30 a.m.

Police have not said what caused the crash or how many people were involved.

All lanes of East Independence Boulevard reopened just before 6:30 a.m.

This is a developing story; check back at wsoctv.com for updates.

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