Fires, roof collapse, blocked roads reported in Durham County; Trees down, power outages in central NC

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — As tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across central North Carolina Monday afternoon, some damage was reported.

Significant damage from downed trees and power lines throughout Durham County was reported in Durham at around 4:45 p.m.

Durham County emergency management officials also said there were multiple fires, a roof collapse with possible entrapment at a home, and blocked roads.

In Chapel Hill, a large tree fell on a home near Hamilton Road, which is east of Fordham Boulevard and north of NC 54.

In southeast Raleigh, trees were down and roads were blocked at the intersection of Carlisle and Greenwich streets.

Lee County, the first area to issue a tornado warning, saw downed trees and downed power lines in strong winds, according to the National Weather Service.

A tree had fallen at the intersection of McIver and 7th Streets in Sanford. A tree also fell at the intersection of Carthage Street and Carbonton Road, the weather service said.

Trees and power lines were blown down on the Deep River Road about 4 miles west-southwest of Moncure.

There were more than 7,000 power outages in Durham County as of 5 p.m., according to Duke Energy. Wake County has experienced more than 3,000 power outages, according to Duke Energy.

According to the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management, there were more than 2,500 customers without power in Lee and Chatham counties.

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DUSTIN JONES

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