Storms cause damage across Triangle

Rain puddle (image source: Wikimedia).

July 17, 2010 3:59:53 PM PDT
Storms that moved across central North Carolina late Saturday have caused damage and inconvenience throughout the area. On I-40, an accident closed three lanes of the highway, creating large back-ups.

In fact, the Highway Patrol says it responded to two wrecks in Wake County, and two in Johnston County, all likely weather related.

Meanwhile, lightning is believed to have sparked a house fire in Durham, in the area of Whitt Road.

Firefighters knocked it down fairly quickly, amd nobody was hurt.

But a volunteer firefighter was hurt on the way to that fire - after his pick-up crashed at Saint Mary's and Bivins Road.

Trees and power lines were reported down across the area as well.

Stay with Eyewitness News for the latest as watches and warnings are posted.

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