Truck hits power pole, blocking Wake Forest Rd near Capital Blvd in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A crash involving a tractor-trailer closed Wake Forest Road near Whitaker Mill Road on Tuesday afternoon and night, police said.

The crash happened before 5:15 p.m. when a tractor-trailer hit a utility pole that then broke into pieces, according to Raleigh police.

The utility pole and power lines are blocking Wake Forest Road near Capital Boulevard. The power pole was sliced in two and power lines are hanging low in the area, which is near Snoopy’s Hot Dogs and More.

As of 11:45 p.m., the road was still closed and crews were working to repair the lines and pole.

Traffic along Whitaker Mill Road was able to cross Wake Forest Road.

There were no reported power outages in the area.

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