Strong winds bring down trees, power lines
SALISBURY — Strong winds brought down trees and limbs across parts of Salisbury and beyond Friday, prompting local emergency crews and utility services to respond for downed power lines.
According to the National Weather Service, an advancing strong Canadian high pressure system brought gusty northwesterly winds across the western Carolinas.
Winds were estimated at 15 mph to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
The Salisbury Fire Department reported a large tree was down across the street, at 614 N. Ellis St. Utility lines and several poles were also down.
Power to some homes was interrupted. Officials closed the road between West Franklin and Henderson streets.
Duke Energy Corp. was called to restore the lines and poles.
The Woodleaf Fire Department reported a tree was down across power lines and partially blocking the road at 7530 Woodleaf Road near Campbell Road.
Street lights were reported out on North Main Street in Spencer, and Salisbury Avenue near 16th Street was blocked.
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