CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Over 100 people lost power in northwest Charlotte after a tree knocked down power lines Thursday morning.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, a tree fell into the roadway along Pleasant Grove Road near Brookshire Boulevard around 7 a.m.
As a result of the tree taking out power lines, traffic lights were not functioning at the intersection of Pleasant Grove and Brookshire. Emergency crews were forced to close Pleasant Grove Road until the tree is cleaned up and power lines repaired.
Duke Energy estimates power to be restored by 11 a.m.