Thousands without power in Durham as severe thunderstorms pound Triangle

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Wind gusts up to 60 mph were possible Monday night as severe thunderstorms moved through central North Carolina, weather officials said.

Storms knocked out power to more than 3,000 Duke Energy customers in the Durham area. One outage that affected those living just east of Duke’s campus has since been fixed. As of 11:30 p.m., all but a few hundred had power restored to them, according to the utility’s outage map.

At 9:07 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Oxford, moving east at 50 mph. A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Vance County, southwestern Warren County, central Granville County, north-central Wake County, and northwestern Franklin County until 9:45 p.m.

Durham County, Orange County, southwestern Granville County, and northeastern Chatham County were under an earlier warning until 9:15 p.m.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible. The NWS said to expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

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