Massive tree falls, knocks down power line in Mecklenburg County

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A massive tree fell down early Saturday morning in Mecklenburg County, knocking down a power line and closing an area road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Margaret Wallace Road. The area was shut down from St. Peters Lane to Whitfield Drive.

Police said the tree knocked down at least one power line. Traffic lights were out on HWY 74 from Krefeld Drive to Harris Blvd. and on Margaret Wallace Road from Independence to Idlewild Road.

The area reopened around 7:45 a.m. after crews cut the tree into pieces and cleared the roadway.