Wilkinson Blvd. shut down for hours after driver falls asleep, slams into pole

An early morning crash is continuing to cause traffic and delays.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Traffic may be an issue Wednesday morning for those who commute on Wilkinson Boulevard.

The popular road was completely shut down during rush hour as crews replace a utility pole after a driver slammed into it early Wednesday morning. The location of the pole is Wilkinson Blvd. & Remount Road.

All inbound lanes of Wilkinson Blvd. were re-opened around 8:30 a.m. Outbound lanes remained closed. 

According to CMPD, a driver fell asleep behind the wheel, causing his car to slam into the pole. The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

No charges have been filed against the driver.

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