Downed power lines close Highway 55 in downtown Durham

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Police are asking drivers to find an alternate route after a tractor-trailer tore down low-hanging powerlines on Highway 55 in downtown Durham early Wednesday.

Highway 55/Alston Avenue is closed from Lawson Street to Cecil Street along the campus of North Carolina Central University.

The tractor-trailer hit the low hanging powerlines, which caused a transformer to blow out.

CBS 17 has a crew on the scene and will update this story as it develops.

No word on when the road will reopen.

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