16 June 2022
Raleigh, N.C. — A downed tree was blocking traffic on Wade Avenue near Glenwood Avenue on Thursday morning.
The massive tree fell around 5 a.m. WRAL’s Nia Harden arrived on scene before 7 a.m. and was told by crews it would take at least an hour to fully reopen the road.
At 7:30 a.m., crews were cutting limbs off the tree to make it lighter and easier to remove.
The tree was blocking the eastbound lanes, and crews hope to reopen the westbound lanes of Wade Avenue first before reopening the road fully.
Traffic delays were reported in the area.
As a detour, WRAL’s Brian Shrader recommends using Peace Street as a good way to get between Capital Boulevard and Glenwood Avenue.
This story will be updated.