Live blog: Deadly storm moves through Triad; 1 dead in Greensboro, homes damaged and trees down

GREENSBORO, N.C. – One person died after storms and a tornado moved through Greensboro on Sunday, leaving damaged homes, trees down and thousands without power.

The 48-year-old man was a driver hit by a tree on the corner of Summit Avenue and East Cone Boulevard.

A tornado moved through Greensboro on Sunday afternoon, prompting a Tornado Warning that expired at 5:30 p.m.

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“The City of High Point has been in contact with the City of Greensboro and Guilford County in response to the EF-2 tornado that struck Greensboro yesterday. Situations are still being assessed, and the City of High Point’s Fire and Police Departments have not yet been requested for assistance, but remain ready to help. High Point 911 took Greensboro’s overflow calls last night for approximately an hour to help alleviate the large call volume they were receiving.”

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Several Greensboro Roads Closed for Tornado Cleanup
The following roads are closed:

• Holts Chapel Road, just south of Market Street
• Wendover Avenue east bound, just east of Elwell Avenue to Huffman Mill Road
• Elwell Avenue, from Wendover Avenue to Phillips Avenue
• Market Street, just west of Sykes Avenue to Lowdermilk Street
• Bessemer Avenue, just east of Sykes Avenue to Elwell Avenue
• Sykes Avenue, between Bessemer Avenue and Wendover Avenue
• Phillips Avenue, west of Elwell Avenue
• McConnell Road, from S. English Street to Franklin Boulevard
• Banner Avenue from McConnell Road to Holts Chapel Road
• Huffine Mill between Wendover Avenue East and East Bessemer Avenue
• East Florida Street, from Willow Road to Gate City Boulevard.

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