Hammond Road at Tryon in Raleigh back open after wind takes down power lines

Police on scene at Hammond and Tryon roads where wind knocked power lines down (Chris Hemric/CBS North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A section of Hammond Road at Tryon Road was closed after traffic lights and power lines came down due to high winds, Raleigh police said.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials. Duke Energy was called to the scene and quickly began repairing the lines.

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A detour was in place near the intersection during the morning commute and motorists were advised to avoid the area while crews worked to make repairs, police said.

The work was complete and the road was reopened by 9:45 a.m.

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