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Severe Weather Hits Durham, Franklinton

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Firefighters work on the roof of a Garner house to ensure the blaze is out.(WRAL-TV5 News)
DURHAM — Thunderstorms and heavy rain danced around central North Carolina and the Triangle Sunday afternoon. There were reports of severe weather in Durham and Franklinton.

Local officials say there was no damage, but some people were left without power.

Duke Power says approximately 1,200 customers lost power in mid-afternoon, most of them situated in the Highway 70 East/Miami Boulevard area in Durham.

A Duke Power spokesman said power might not be restored until Monday morning at the earliest.

Meanwhile, a Garner home was reportedly hit by lightning in late afternoon.

And a report came to the WRAL-TV5 newsroom from Carbonton Crossing on NC 42 in Chatham County, west of Sanford, that a very intense hailstorm hit the area about 3:30 p.m. Temperatures dropped by 15 to 20 degrees. The worst of the storm was over in 10 minutes.


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