Busy east Charlotte road reopened after toppled tree blocked lanes

TRAFFIC: Large tree down, blocking road near The Plaza, past Eastway Drive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The road near The Plaza in east Charlotte has been cleared and reopened after a large tree came crashing down across the road early Thursday.

The tree was blocking the road in both directions just past Eastway Drive.

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Channel 9 saw crews on scene working to get the road cleared and a powerline fixed.

There were no reported power outages caused by the fallen tree.