Second day of steady rain

November 12, 2009 9:11:42 PM PST
The Triangle got a second day of significant rain Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida turned into a low pressure system off the coast.Click here for Ida flooding and damage photos

The National Weather Service kept flash flood warnings in effect as heavy rainfall was possible. Falling trees were also a threat with the strong, gusty winds.

A tree collapsed on a power line Thursday night creating power outages in the area of Six Forks Road and Browning Place in the North Hills area.

Over 1,000 residents were without power according to Progress Energy, including the North Hills shopping area. Officials did not give a timeline as to when the power would be restored.

Thousands of western North Carolinians lost electrical service Wednesday night in the storm.

Duke Energy reported more than 11,000 customers lost service in the Charlotte area, though much of the service had been restored by late Thursday morning.

Progress Energy reported only scattered outages in the eastern part of the state.

In Raleigh at I-440 and New Bern Ave, telephone poles came down early Thursday causing traffic delays. Other traffic incidents around the Triangle include downed trees and multi-car fender benders presumably due to the weather.

To view the latest traffic delays, visit the AB11.com real-time traffic map

A tree also fell onto a home on Lindley Drive near Six Forks Road in northern Wake County Thursday, while another tree collapsed onto southeast Maynard Road in Cary blocking traffic.

In downtown Raleigh, the wind knocked down a light pole that had been bolted to the ground.

On Thursday afternoon, Raleigh reported about 4.25 inches of rain and Fayetteville had gotten about 3.77 inches.

ABC11 Eyewitness News Chief Met. Chris Hohmann says the weather will improvement some Friday as the storm moves away.

"Lots of clouds will remain along with some light rain or drizzle, especially in the morning," Hohmann said. "It will remain windy and cool with highs in the low and mid 50s."

It will start clearing Saturday and temperatures will warm up into the mid and upper 60s.

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