MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WJZY) – Cleanup is underway at a warehouse in Mooresville after strong winds caused the building to collapse as a winter storm swept across North Carolina Monday morning.

The warehouse that housed water heaters was torn apart by the strong winds, leaving a trail of damage that included wood and insulation along the ground.

The owner of the building said no one was inside when the warehouse collapsed.

The storm also brought heavy rainfall across the Charlotte area, knocking out power to thousands.

Mountain communities experienced several inches of snow.

The weather was expected to clear into Monday afternoon before temperatures turn cold overnight.