Power restored to 3,000 Duke Energy customers after two separate wrecks close roads, cause outages Tuesday

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UPDATE: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Castle Hayne Road has been reopened to traffic and power has been restored to more than 1,500 people who were without power after a car struck a power line.

UPDATE 5 p.m. Tuesday

Two wrecks reported Tuesday in New Hanover County downed power lines and caused traffic delays.

The 4500 block of Castle Hayne Road was closed at about 4:10 p.m., when a car reportedly ran off the road and struck a power line, according to the New Hanover 911 Center.

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday

Duke Energy reports power has been restored to the 1,600 customers without power in the Eastwood Road area of Wilmington just after noon Tuesday.

Traffic lights on Eastwood Road–which were out from Racine Drive to Military Cutoff Road after a truck struck a utility pole–are working again, according to a City of Wilmington spokesperson.

Original story

Traffic lights are out along Eastwood Road in Wilmington after a truck reportedly struck a utility pole in the area at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Officers are asking drivers to avoid the area. Traffic lights are out on Eastwood Road from Racine Drive to Military Cutoff Road. Outages at traffic signals should be treated like four-way stops.

Duke Energy reports 1,600 customers are without power in the area.

Check back for more on this developing story.