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Tuesday night storm leaves damage, hundreds without power in Charlotte area

Winthrop Ave at the E Kingston intersection (Micah Smith | WBTV) Winthrop Ave at the E Kingston intersection (Micah Smith | WBTV)
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

More than a thousand homes were without power Wednesday morning after a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area Tuesday night. 

The storm produced heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail in many areas. 

Wednesday morning, a large tree had fallen across all lanes of traffic on Winthrop Ave at the E Kingston intersection. As of 5:30 a.m., 1,028 homes were without power in Mecklenburg County. That number decreased to the hundreds by 7 a.m.

Power lines were also down in the 1800 block of Union Street, between the NoDa and Plaza Midwood areas.

Other surrounding counties experienced outages in the hundreds Wednesday morning, including 316 outages in Cabarrus County and 207 outages in Gaston County. 

Two outflow boundaries from old storms crashed together right over the city to create the new storm. We had reports of nickel to quarter sized hail on top of the heavy rain. 

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According to police, a tree fell on a home on the 2500 block of Yadkin Avenue just northeast of uptown Tuesday night. Officers said it appeared the home was a total loss, but luckily no one was home. 

Trees were also blocking traffic on the 500 block of Archdale Drive and near the intersection of Attaberry Drive and Indiana Avenue.

Another incident where a traffic light fell on I-277 near Bank of America Stadium created a problem for drivers.

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