Power crews and highway workers will be busy through the day restoring electricity and clearing brush and debris following strong storms that moved through the area late yesterday.
The National Weather Service recorded reports of many trees down in Mount Gilead, Troy and around Lake Tillery. Some homes and vehicles were damaged or destroyed by falling trees, but we have not received reports of any serious injuries.
At one point, Mount Gilead Police Chief Cleve Willoughby advised citizens that many trees were down, several roads were closed, and that people should stay home, if possible.
One car was transporting kids from Mount Gilead to Troy for karate practice when a large limb fell on the hood and windshield. The vehicle was damaged beyond driving, but no one was badly hurt.
A small pickup truck was trapped beneath a large tree that fell in front of the home of Jack and…
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