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Early evening storms bring hail and power outages

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Union County expired at 7pm Thursday.

The storm moved south through the county, affecting people in Monroe and Wingate.

It produced large, golf ball-sized hail and had the potential for severe, damaging winds.

Crews on the ground on New Salem Road in Union County said the hail was at least an inch thick on the road. It came down continuously for 15-20 minutes.

Duke Power is reporting more than 1000 customers are without power in Mecklenburg and Union counties.

Southeast Charlotte and SE Mecklenburg County have the heaviest concentration of outages.

The storms also hit hard in York County. More than 2500 customers are without power there.

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