Severe storms push through Triangle, knock out trees and power

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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Strong storms knock down trees in Orange County and caused power outages.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- Severe storms pushed their way through central North Carolina early Tuesday afternoon.

The storms could continue to develop through the evening.

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In Orange County, the stormy weather toppled trees and some of those trees fell on power lines.

In a neighborhood north of downtown Chapel Hill across from University Place Mall, there were about 400 people without power early Tuesday evening.

One tree fell on a Toyota sedan on Willow Drive but fortunately, the man driving was able to walk away without a scratch.

The Town of Chapel Hill said it will take some time to get that tree out of the road given the position it fell in and the size of the tree.

Trees were also reported down across Wake County.

Duke Energy reports nearly 1,000 power outages in Orange County near Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard and Fordham Boulevard.

The First Alert Weather Team is constantly monitoring the storms in order to alert you if they get stronger and pose an increased risk to life or property.

-- ABC11's Josh Chapin contributed to this report.