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Busy south Charlotte road closed after tree collapses onto power lines, police say

A busy south Charlotte road remained closed late Wednesday after a tree toppled onto power lines, police said.

Carmel Road was shut down at Sharon View Road after the tree collapsed onto the lines about 6:30 p.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Andy Harris said in an email just after 8 p.m.

Harris said he did not know when the road might reopen.

Duke Energy’s online outages map showed no one without electricity late Wednesday near where the tree fell.

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Joe Marusak has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1989 covering the people, municipalities and major news events of the region, and was a news bureau editor for the paper. He currently reports on breaking news.
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