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Storm topples trees, knocks out power to hundreds in Rowan County

David Whisenant-WBTV David Whisenant-WBTV
David Whisenant-WBTV David Whisenant-WBTV
SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

A line of thunderstorms that moved through the area on Monday night created some problems for local residents, especially along North Main Street.

A big tree on the corner of N. Main and 17th St. came down, bringing power, phone, and cable television lines with it.

The street was closed for several hours, then reopened Tuesday morning with traffic able to go in one lane in both directions while crews continued to work to clean up branches and limbs on both sides of the road.

Several hundred residents in Salisbury were without power during the overnight, but a check of the Duke Energy power outage map on Tuesday morning showed that power had been restored.

More storms are possible on Tuesday, according to WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin.

"A cold front is on the way, but before it arrives midweek, we'll remain unsettled with the likelihood of more showers and heavy thunderstorms," Conklin said. "Charlotte and the Piedmont will remain mostly cloudy but dry this morning for your commute.  Rainfall this morning will soon exit the mountains and foothills and we should dry out across all of the WBTV viewing area for the midday hours.  Later this afternoon, another line of showers and storms will push east from the mountains and foothills and drift across the Piedmont this evening. Watch for the potential for more flooding.  Highs today will run above average in the low to mid 80s."

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