Tuesday, July 16

Large Area of Asheboro without Due to Downed Lines on 42

Credit – East Side Fire Department (Facebook)

ASHEBORO N.C. – A large area of Asheboro is without power at the moment due to a tree taking down primary power lines on Hwy 42.

In a post on Facebook the East Side Fire Department is reporting they are on the scene around the 500 block of Highway 42 S where a large tree has fallen and taken down primary power lines.

The outage includes Highway 42, Eastwood Dr., Briarcliff Dr., and has also impacted the stop lights at Highway 42 and E. Dixie Dr. Use caution in the area. News tips are reporting lights out on Hwy 64 near Walmart and Sheetz in Asheboro and Photojournalist PJ Ward-Brown is reporting that Wal-Mart is on backup generator power.

For now, members of the public are asked to avoid the area around 64 and 42, or to expect delay’s. As a reminder when all traffic lights are out the intersection should be treated as a 4-way-stop. More information will be added as it becomes available.