Tree brings down power lines at entrance to elementary school in north Charlotte

Power lines blocking school entrance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A tree brought down power lines in north Charlotte Tuesday morning, blocking the entrance to Shamrock Garden Elementary for a time.

The incident happened before 3 a.m. By 8 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said there were no delays.

The downed lines left at least 14 homes in the area without power. Power was restored by 8 a.m.

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Shamrock Garden Elementary is near Lincoln Heights Academy on Newcastle Street, which is between Beatties Ford Road and Interstate 77.

Storms rolled through the area Monday, bringing a Tornado Warning for Mecklenburg County as gusty winds picked up. More storms and scattered showers are expected Tuesday.

View the latest weather forecast here.

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