Trees, power lines down as Charlotte experience Florence’s impact

Tree falls on home in Myers Park

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Several trees were brought down in the Charlotte area, leading to road closures and power outages.

As of 8 am, the Rock Hill Fire Department reports that they have responded to four Florence-related calls, including two power lines down on Main and Albright Street. In addition to this, there were also calls reporting a tree that had fallen on a power line, causing a minor exterior fire on Winthrop Drive and a tree that had fallen on a house on the Ebenezer Avenue Extension, pictured below.

Fallen tree in Rock Hill
Fallen tree in Rock Hill (Source: Kristi O'Connor-WBTV)

A tree limb knocked down power lines around 5 a.m. on Nations Ford Road, closing the area just north of Archdale Drive. Power lines were also brought down on Providence Road, closing the area in both directions at Marvin Road.

A power line fell across S. Tryon Street at Southampton Road around 6 a.m.

Another tree fell in the 2300 block of Margaret Wallace Road, closing the area from St. Peters Lane to Whitfield Drive. Traffic lights were out on Highway 74 from Krefeld Drive to Harris Boulevard and on Margaret Wallace Road from Independence Boulevard to Idlewild Road, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

Crews imagine it will be 7 a.m. before everything in the areas is restored.

A tree fell Friday afternoon on a house on Mavern Road in the Meyers Park area. A neighbor says two children were sleeping on the floor below where the tree fell. No one was hurt in the incident.

Wind gusts and bands of rain from Florence are being felt in the Charlotte area as Florence’s destruction continues across the Carolinas.

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