****UPDATE: Officals said all lanes were reopened just after 4:30 Thursday afternoon.****

Downed power lines are causing traffic delays around the UNC campus on Thursday.

Eyewitnesses called the issue in to WCHL just after 2:15 Thursday afternoon. Chapel Hill Police confirmed the power lines were blocking the roadway at South Road near Country Club roughly 20 minutes later.

Police asked motorists to avoid the area if possible. Those traveling through the areas should expect delays. An eyewitness told WCHL through traffic was not being allowed for those traveling east down Raleigh Road.

Traffic issues have been reported throughout Chapel Hill as some are leaving the UNC campus ahead of the holiday weekend.

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