Crash closes NC-55 in Durham; expect morning commute delays, police say

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police say that a key road is closed because of a crash and that the closure will cause problems with the Monday morning commute.

Police said at 7:20 p.m. Sunday that South Alston Avenue/N.C. 55 was closed between Linwood Avenue and Cox Avenue after a crash that happened around 6 p.m.

Two vehicles collided and knocked down a power pole during the wreck just south of the Durham Freeway/N.C. 147, Durham police said.

There were no serious injuries.

“The road is expected to be blocked for several hours and this closure may affect the morning commute,” the news release from Durham police said on Sunday night.

The road remained closed Monday morning and the closure was expanded to E. Lawson Street and Linwood Avenue. No estimate has been given for when work will be complete and when the road will be reopened.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area altogether.

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