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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for several central NC counties

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – A severe thunderstorm cut power to more than 9,000 people in central North Carolina as of 4:30 p.m

The thunderstorms hit Central Wake, West Nash, Harnett, Vance, Warren, Northwest Sampson, Southeast Granville, North Cumberland, West Wilson, Johnston and Franklin counties beginning Tuesday at 4 p.m. and are expected to continue through Stop at 6:00 p.m

Wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour. This could damage vehicles, roofs, sidings and trees.

The biggest damage so far is the power outage in the entire triangle.

About 2,000 are without power as far as Oxford, while around 1,000 are seeing blackouts near Butner and Creedmoor.

Farther south, Apex is also experiencing approximately 1,000 outages, with the Eagle Rock area to the east seeing approximately 740 outages.

Then other areas like east of Raleigh, near Eubanks, west of Durham and near Lake Royale have more than 100 outages.

In addition, scattered showers and storms will develop along the cold front, which will sustain these storms until sunset.

Central North Carolina is expected to remain at Level 1 of 5 risk.

Additionally, the first major physical damage was reported by the Durham Sheriff’s Twitter account.

A fallen tree from Birch Drive has blocked the entire road and there is currently no timeline for removal.

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Storm damage brought a tree down on Tuesday, which fell and covered the entirety of Birch Road in Durham (Durham Sheriff on Twitter).

Additionally, Raleigh Police have just informed drivers that all southbound lanes of Louisberg Road are also currently closed, also due to a fallen tree. All travelers are asked to look for other routes at this time.

https://www.cbs17.com/weather/severe-weather/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-multiple-central-nc-counties/ Severe thunderstorm warning issued for several central NC counties

DUSTIN JONES

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