IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Thousands are without power after strong storms swept through the WBTV viewing area late Thursday night.
According to the Duke Energy outage map, over 2,000 Gaston County residents are without power Friday morning. The outages were first reported around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. Power is expected to be restored by 10 a.m. Friday.
One main outage is affecting residents who live south of Gastonia near Carson Road and Chapel Grove Road. Residents who live near the Gastonia Municipal Airport are also experiencing outages.
Hundreds of Iredell County and Catawba County residents are also waking up Friday morning without power. According to Duke Energy, over 500 people in Catawba County are without power. The power outage was first reported around 10 p.m. Thursday and is expected to be restored by 8 a.m.
Nearly 300 Iredell County residents are without power. The outages were first reported around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. There's no word on when power is expected to be restored.
A series of storms which passed through Iredell County late Thursday night left behind lots of downed trees, damaged utility lines, and property damage. Several trees were uprooted and fell on homes or fell across lawns, barely missing homes.
Downed trees were also blocking several roads in the Mooresville area. One downed tree was blocking Hermance Lane in Mooresville for some time.
A downed tree was also blocking a portion of Normandy Road off of Perth Road in Mooresville. The fallen tree also brought down power lines. Crews were on scene early Friday trying to clear the tree from the roadway and repair the power lines.
The road reopened just before 6:30 a.m.