Driver hits power pole during wreck on Market St.

Crash on Market St. downs power lines, closes road for more than an hour

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Traffic was tied up for more than an hour Friday after a wreck near the intersection of 17th and Market streets.

A driver is in custody after allegedly sideswiping another vehicle before crashing into a power pole, Wilmington Police Department officials said.

Market Street was closed between 17th and 18th streets in both directions before reopening at approximately 3:30 p.m..

Duke Energy responded to the scene to repair downed power lines.

Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection of 17th and Market streets after a wreck Friday afternoon, according to the Wilmington Police Department.
Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection of 17th and Market streets after a wreck Friday afternoon, according to the Wilmington Police Department. (Source: WECT)

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