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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Downtown businesses evacuated after construction crane bends

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Several downtown businesses have been evacuated after a crane at a construction site bent this morning. It happened at the site where crews are building a Courtyard Marriott at 2nd and Grace Streets.

No injuries have been reported. Officials at the scene say a building next door to the site was evacuated around 10:40 a.m. as a precaution. The Wilmington Fire Department is on scene and has closed 2nd Street between Grace and Princess.

Crews are bringing in another crane to help deal with the problem.

We have a crew on scene and will bring you more information on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5 p.m.

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