Powerful storms take down trees, knock out power to many in Wake County


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Power outages approached 30,000 after severe thunderstorms swept through central North Carolina.

As of 11:55 p.m., there were less than 900 without power in central North Carolina. The Rolesville and Knightdale areas of Wake County saw the most outages earlier in the evening.

By 7 a.m. the number of outages in Wake County was under 10, with most on Dixie Trail near Lake Boone Trail.

The outages created problems for evening commutes as many traffic lights were knocked out.

A tree down at Moore Square Park in downtown Raleigh was among the reports of damage caused by the storms. There were also reports of large trees down at Dorothea Dix Park.

Most counties in central North Carolina were subject to a severe thunderstorm warning at some point Monday afternoon.

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