Storm topples trees, knocks out power in Winston-Salem

Police are working to remove a downed tree from Robinhood Rd on the bridge above Silas Creek Parkway. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

Police are working to remove a downed tree from Robinhood Rd on the bridge above Silas Creek Parkway. (Lauren Carroll/Journal)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A fast-moving storm this afternoon toppled trees, knocking out power in several areas in Winston-Salem, authorities said.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that fallen trees are blocking Robinhood Road at Silas Creek Parkway and on Robinhood Road between Peace Haven and Chester roads, a city police dispatcher said. One lane of traffic now is open on Robinhood Road.

Fallen trees also are blocking the 800 block of Yorkshire Road and the Business 40 exit ramp to Knollwood Street, the dispatcher said.

The fallen trees have caused 1,061 Duke Energy customers to lose electricity in Forsyth County, according to the company’s website.

The Winston-Salem Police Department has contacted Duke Energy to repair the power lines and city crews are working to remove the fallen trees.

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