Traffic signals are operational again in southwestern Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An accident at Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road shut down the intersection, backing up traffic for several hours.

An 18-wheeler heading toward the port hit a utility pole around 12:15 p.m., knocking out power across the area.

According to the Wilmington Police Department, part of the rig tore down the traffic lights and left a large pole lying on live wires in the roadway.

Police say power was restored to all traffic signals around 5:00 p.m.

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