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Washed out Durham road remains closed, large tree down in Raleigh

Posted June 10, 2020 6:43 a.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2020 6:28 a.m. EDT

— Storm damage lingered Friday morning after severe weather moved through the Triangle overnight.

Central North Carolina and the Triangle viewing area were hit hard in some locations by strong storms, wind and lightning Thursday evening. The end result was flooding in some low-lying areas, trees down and power outages.

A tree fell before 5 a.m. at 9017 Old Creedmoor Road, blocking part of the street and knocking out power in the area.

A small portion Latta Road in Durham that was flooded overnight remained closed was marked by road flares set out by law enforcement. The flood waters washed out a portion of the road Thursday night and created a crack in the road, but the water receded by Friday morning.

Several roads were closed in northern Durham due to minor weather damage.

Reports of flooding came in on Hwy. 86 in Hillsborough, parts of Durham and Raleigh. As much as four inches of rain fell in some parts over a six-hour period. There were also reports of trees down and high water standing over roads.

Rain chances are expected to continue into early Friday before the system moves to the east.

With the front moving through, it means less humid air moving into the weekend. However, there will be a chance for showers every day going into next week.

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Cooler-than-usual temperatures and scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast all next week as an upper level low pressure system stalls directly over North Carolina.

Highs will be in the low 80s all weekend, and early next week could see some highs in the upper 70s.

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