Crash on Market St. downs power lines, closes road for more than an hour
By WECT Staff | February 19, 2021 at 2:29 PM EST – Updated February 19 at 5:11 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Traffic was tied up for more than an hour Friday after a wreck near the intersection of 17th and Market streets.
A driver is in custody after allegedly sideswiping another vehicle before crashing into a power pole, Wilmington Police Department officials said.
Market Street was closed between 17th and 18th streets in both directions before reopening at approximately 3:30 p.m..
Duke Energy responded to the scene to repair downed power lines.
TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨 Traffic at the intersection of 17th and Market St. has been affected by a wreck involving power poles. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) February 19, 2021
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