Strong winds from storm topple big trees in downtown Salisbury

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 12, 2018

SALISBURY — A thunderstorm with strong winds that moved through Salisbury on Thursday night sent a tree crashing into a home on South Ellis Street.

The old pecan tree broke off at the base and crashed into the back of the house, crushing the kitchen area.

Crews were on the scene Friday clearing the debris.

No injuries were reported.

The storm also toppled a tree at South Fulton and West Horah streets near Fairmont Terrace condominiums. The intersection was closed into the night Thursday as crews worked to clear the debris.

A section of downtown Salisbury was without power for hours after the tree fell.

On Mitchell Avenue, a large tree fell onto a home in the 600 block.