Three schools in the Lake Norman area are closed Tuesday and several others are on a two-hour delay following a crash in Iredell County that shut down all of the lanes on NC-150 near Perth Road.
A driver was traveling west on NC-150, crossed the center line and hit a pole at the intersection of Highway 150 and Perth Road in Mooresville Tuesday morning, which is the intersection to get to Lake Norman High School, troopers with Highway patrol said .
The driver’s vehicle flipped several times in the crash.
Duke Energy crews are on scene working to repair damages. Crews said they were going to be on scene for several hours. The crash did not affect power for local homes and businesses but it did bring down several power lines.
Lake Norman High School, Lakeshore Middle School and Lakeshore Elementary are closed for students and staff Tuesday, according to a spokesperson with Iredell-Statesville Schools. The spokesperson said “the district is unable to move buses off campus.”
A two-hour delay was issued for Brawley Middle School, Mt. Mourne IB, Lake Norman Elementary and Woodland Heights Elementary.
“Students and staff who are able to report on time to these schools should do so,” the spokesperson said.
Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 16, troopers said.
Highway patrol said the driver was cited and released.