Downed lines block N.C. 24/27 in Cabarrus

A portion of N.C. 24/27 (Albemarle Road) was closed in Cabarrus County on Saturday afternoon due to downed power lines.

The closure was just west of U.S. 601 in the Midland area.

According to Cabarrus County officials, a tree fell Saturday afternoon, bringing down power lines across N.C. 24/27. Traffic in both directions is being diverted to detour routes.

Motorists planning to travel in that area Saturday evening should consider alternate routes or plan on delays.