Tens of thousands without power as storms move through central NC

17 June 2022

A strong thunderstorm brought down trees and knocked out power to thousands across the Triangle on Friday evening.

Wake County is reported to have 80,000 residents without power as of 7:00 p.m. Durham is reporting over 11,000 without power.

It is currently unknown what the timeline for restoration is for these outages.

6/17 storm

Heavy winds also created damage in Chapel Hill, and trees were reported down in Chatham County, and in Mebane.

A lightning strike in Wake Forest sparked a brush fire off Highway 98. Serena Westra captured a 15-second video of the fire. Holly Rund also took a 30-second video of the fire.

In Cary, a tree fell on a car, injuring one person. The Cary Police Department said it happened at Keisler Drive and Tryon Road. A husband and wife had pulled into a parking lot to wait out the severe weather before a large tree fell on their car, police said. The husband had minor cuts to his forehead and the wife refused treatment, according to the police.

In Durham, a massive tree fell on a garage on Pervis Road.

In Durham, a massive tree fell on a garage on Pervis Road

Also, several large trees crashed through roofs in Garner. Josh Carlisle shared several photos and a video of the damage on his Twitter page.

The storm had moved out of Wake County to the south and east by 7:30 p.m., and clearer skies and less humidity is behind the front.

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