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Strong storms bring funnel clouds, possible tornadoes to Wake County

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Strong storms swept across central North Carolina on Thursday, damaging buildings, trees and power lines throughout Wake County.

Chief Meteorologist Wes Hohenstein confirmed a funnel cloud near RDU International Airport just before 4 p.m

Hohenstein also said there will most likely have been a tornado that struck near Interstate-540 and I-40.

A CBS 17 crew at an office building near I-540 and Slater Road reported multiple downed trees and damage to the building at that location.

Fire and rescue services were also on site.

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Damage at a Pfizer campus in Morrisville from a storm on March 31, 2022. (Melissa Le Fevre/CBS 17)

In eastern Wake County, a Traffic accident turned into hazmat situation closed US 64 near Zebulun.

Elsewhere, a power outage in the North Hills area of ​​Raleigh left nearly 750 Duke Energy customers without power. The largest outages were reported near Lynn Road and North Hills Drive. The utility estimated power would be restored by 7:30 p.m

This story will be updated.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/strong-storms-leave-damage-in-wake-county/ Strong storms bring funnel clouds, possible tornadoes to Wake County

DUSTIN JONES

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