Part of NC 42 in Clayton closed after driver crashes into power pole

Photo from Town of Clayton.

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Tuesday night crash in Clayton has closed lanes of N.C. 42 west near Johnston Health Clayton medical center, town officials said.

The crash happened when a 2006 Mustang driven by a 24-year-old woman crossed the center line, ran off the road and hit a power pole, Clayton officials said in a news release.

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The road was set to be closed for only a few hours, but lanes were still closed as of 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to Clayton spokeswoman Stacy Beard.

There is a traffic shift in place in the area and one lane is open in each direction, Beard said.

Authorities are still asking motorists to avoid the area.

The driver was not hurt. The power pole was snapped into two pieces during the crash and Duke Energy is on scene trying to fix the pole.

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