GREENSBORO, N.C.– A few minutes of strong storms caused hours of cleanup in Greensboro Tuesday evening.
On Westover Terrace, puddles were so big, it looked like drivers were plowing through a mini pond.
Strong winds tore up trees in neighborhoods throughout the city.
It was a close call on Clover Lane where a tree fell away from Jeremy Hingree’s house.
“At that point, it was pretty surreal for me, but fortunately it went that way, so it didn’t fall on the house. Everyone is ok,” he said.
A few blocks away on Hobbs Road, a tree nearly crashed through Paul Knowlton’s roof, but instead leaned on top of it.
“The first thing I did was run up to the attic and check the windows to make sure nothing was broken, then put on my rain coat and came outside,” Knowlton said.
The storms also caused widespread power outages throughout the city.
As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, over 3,000 Duke Energy customers were still without power in Guilford County. By 7 a.m. Wednesday, less than 25 customers were still listed as being without power.