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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A stretch of Winston-Salem road has reopened after being closed for several hours.

According to police, all lanes of the 2400 block of North Patterson Avenue between 24th Street and 25th Street were closed due to an investigation.

Winston-Salem Police tweeted that North Patterson Avenue was closed between 27th and 26th Streets due to a homicide investigation. There was a large police presence in the area, but the scene has since cleared.

Additionally, police say that a wreck resulted in a broken utility pole and low-hanging power lines in the intersection of East Northwest Boulevard and North Patterson Avenue. Officials say this was a result of a truck driving through and pulling down power lines that were already damaged.

Large vehicles such as buses and trucks were unable to pass through this intersection on East Northwest Boulevard and the north and southbound lanes of North Patterson Avenue were down to one lane.

As of 10:30 a.m. the area has reopened.