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Power line down caused Highway 51 closure

Overnight wreck causes traffic delays

A crew works Wednesday morning at Pineville Matthews Road at Fullwood Lane in Matthews, where an overnight wreck damaged a power pole.
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A crew works Wednesday morning at Pineville Matthews Road at Fullwood Lane in Matthews, where an overnight wreck damaged a power pole.

Highway 51 is now open after a vehicle crash and pole down caused closure Wednesday morning, according to the Matthews Police Department.

The police department said the vehicle crash shut down the road completely around 5 a.m. between Fullwood Lane and Monroe Road. Officials advise using caution as officers are directing traffic to get the area cleared out.

Officials have not stated what caused the crash or whether anyone was injured.

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