Weather / Road Conditions - UPDATE

Posted on Thursday February 06, 2020
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
                Public Information Officer
                [email protected]

February 6, 2020

Please see below for a detailed update on the current road closures and / or traffic light outages.  Duke Energy has several crews in the area working to get these issues resolved as soon as possible.

- Sam Newell Road at Highway 51 near Mann Drive remains closed due to a downed power line.  
- John Street near the Post Office is partially blocked due to a downed power line.

There are several other neighborhood streets that are currently closed due to downed power lines.

Approximately 4,000-5,000 in Matthews do not have power. Visit to check for updates on when your power will be restored.

Please use extreme caution if you need to drive. Traffic signals are out at:

- John St. and Trade St.
- Highway 51 and Sardis
- Highway 51 and Fullwood
- Highway 51 and Sam Newell
- Highway 51 at Independence Pt. Parkway
- Highway 51 at Paces Ave. (Near Novant Hospital)

Remember to treat intersections without a working signal as a 4-way stop.  

If you are approaching an intersection where an officer is directing traffic, please come to the intersection very slowly and pay close attention to what the officer is instructing you to do. 

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.


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