Nearly 2,000 in Winston-Salem without power

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officials said 1,847 Winston-Salem residents are without power after an oak tree knocked down power lines Thursday morning from high winds.

Authorities said it happened around 2:18 a.m. in the 3600 block of Yadkinville Road, bringing down several power poles.

People in the Shattalon Drive/Yadkinville Road area are effected. No injuries were reported. Duke Energy officials said they expect power to be restored by midday.

NC Department of Transportation officials removed the tree, but Yadkinville Road will remain closed between Greenbrier Farm Road and Shattalon Drive while Duke Power crews replace a transformer and reconnect downed power lines, police said.

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