Overnight storms leave behind damage, outages across Piedmont

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Crews are starting the cleanup process early Wednesday morning after strong storms ripped through the Piedmont overnight leaving damage and power outages in its wake.

The heavy rain and wind left a mess in many areas of the Piedmont.

A massive tree fell across Johnson Street in High Point around 12:30 a.m., landing on utility lines and closing two lanes of the road. Crews are working to clear the area this morning.

Many people also lost power overnight.

Duke Energy reported around 12,000 outages statewide around 1 a.m.

As of 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, outages were down to 97 in Guilford County, 1,000 in Forsyth County, 1,195 in Davidson County and 127 in Rockingham County.

City officials say many traffic lights may still be out in a few areas, and motorists should treat them as four-way stops.

For the latest updates on outages, visit Duke Energy’s website.