Strong storms knock down power poles, leaving damage in Wilson

WILSON, NC (WNCN) – Crews were out Friday to repair more than a dozen utility poles that were downed in storms overnight.

The storm line moved across central North Carolina in the early hours of Friday morning, leaving 14,000 people without power in the Wilson area.

The number of dropouts had dropped to 50 by noon, but not before the Wilson County School District canceled classes on Friday.

Along Forest Hills Road in Wilson, crews raised at least 19 utility poles that were being pushed down by strong winds.

In Lumcama, the storms ripped off the roof of Zachary Wilder’s home on Bass Road.

“It was awful. Big hail is falling. I honestly don’t know what it was, whether it was a tornado or just straight line winds,” Wilder said.

A spokesman for Wilson said crews from other communities arrived early Friday to help. Strong storms knock down power poles, leaving damage in Wilson


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