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Snow falls in mountains, car gets stuck in floodwaters, power outages reported as storms move through area

Duke Energy’s outage map was also showing thousands without power across the region, as heavy winds could potentially cause more outages.
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 7:37 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 12:45 PM EST
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DENVER, N.C. (WBTV) – Heavy storms moving through the region Monday morning caused downed trees, road flooding and power outages, and brought snow to the mountains.

In Lincoln County, a tree fell across a home on McCloud Street in Denver. That’s off Kidville Road near Verdict Ridge Country Club.

It was not immediately known if anyone was home when that tree came down early Monday morning. WBTV is working to learn about any possible injuries.

In Charlotte, floodwaters caused a vehicle to become stuck at North Tryon Street and Graham Street near uptown. Ponding on the roadways was a major issue as many returned to work following the long holiday weekend.

The driver of the vehicle appeared OK as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police assisted and drove him somewhere safe.

Monday weather and traffic update

Heavy rain, winds and snow across the region are making for a busy first Monday of 2022. Meteorologist Rachel Coulter and Abby Theodros have what you need to know on this First Alert day. Where are you watching from this morning? https://bit.ly/3HwlDkF

Posted by WBTV News on Monday, January 3, 2022

In the high country, residents saw heavy snowfall following a week of above-average temperatures.

Places like downtown Blowing Rock and Boone saw plenty of snow earlier in the day on Monday.

Duke Energy’s outage map was also showing thousands without power across the region, as heavy winds could potentially cause more outages.

Stay with WBTV for more on Monday’s First Alert day. For an up-to-date check of power outages, click here.

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