Downed utility pole closes section of NC 98 in Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) – A section of N.C. Highway 98/Durham Road in Wake Forest is shut down after a vehicle left the road and slammed into a utility pole and knocked it down Friday afternoon, town officials said.

The section of road closed stretches from Wingate Street to Tyler Run.

Wake Forest Power crews are on the scene performing repairs on the pole. The work is expected to take several hours to complete.

Wake Forest Police are directing traffic around the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and choose an alternate route.

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