Busy south Charlotte intersection closed after wreck. When will it reopen?

A busy south Charlotte intersection could be closed into Friday night after a wreck knocked power out to traffic signals, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said.

Pineville-Matthews Road (Highway 51) was closed at Raintree Lane in both directions. At 5:30 p.m., the westbound right lane had reopened, the state Department of Transportation said.

The two-car wreck knocked power lines down, and traffic lights also are out at the Arboretum Shopping Center, according to CMPD.

“There is no definitive time on the road closure,” police said in a 2 p.m. traffic alert. “However, it may be this evening before it is opened to traffic.”

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak