Power lines on highway slow traffic on I-77

Interstate 77 has severe backups near Remount Road after a tractor-trailer struck a power pole, sending power lines onto parts of the highway.

The lines fell on the two left lanes of the northbound side. Soutbound lanes are moving slowly due to earlier backups, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police haven’t said whether anyone was injured in the collision.

The N.C. DOT expects the crash to be cleared up sometime after 4 p.m.