WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The Winston-Salem Fire Department is responding to “major storms” on the east side of the city on Friday afternoon.

Multiple trees have fallen on houses, according to a WSFD statement.

Around 9,000 homes are currently without power across Forsyth County.

Officials are asking anyone who sees flooding or downed power lines to turn around.

This is a developing story.

Check the FOX8 interactive radar for storm updates across the Piedmont Triad.

The Winston Salem Police Department says trees and power lines are down, specifically in the northern part of the city.

The areas affected include:

  • Germanton Road
  • Oak Summit Road
  • Mount Pleasant Road
  • Old Rural Hall Road
  • Pineview Drive
  • Hanes Mill Road

Drivers are asked to use extreme caution in the areas and be prepared to take alternate routes.

  • 'Major storms' reported in Winston-Salem (WGHP)
  • 'Major storms' reported in Winston-Salem (WGHP)