Part of Cornwallis Rd closed overnight after crash knocks out power in parts of Durham

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Cornwallis Road is closed between Fayetteville Street and Beechwood Drive after a single-car crash, according to Durham Police Department.

It happened Monday just after 5 p.m. when a car traveling eastbound struck a guy wire and utility pole. As of 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, there are more than 1,600 still without power.

Hillside High School is opening on a 2-hour delay and students arriving at W.G. Pearson Elementary School will be taken to Shepard Middle School due to the ongoing outages.

Durham Police Department said the adult driver and 2 juveniles were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officers said the crash caused power outages in the area.

Durham Police expect Cornwallis Road between Fayetteville Road and Beechwood Drive to be closed until Tuesday morning as crews work on downed powerlines. Drivers can take Martin Luther King Parkway as a detour.

Duke Energy expects power will be restored sometime Tuesday morning.
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