Hundreds without power at height of thunderstorms
Power was restored to most customers after a cold front moving across the Carolinas produced a number of severe thunderstorms that downed trees in the region.Posted — Updated
Progress Energy Carolinas reported 398 people without power early Monday, down from 10,000 on Sunday. Duke Energy reported 83 homes without power in the Carolinas as of 4:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service said some of the storms brought winds over 60 mph and nickel-sized hail. All of the severe storm warnings over the Carolinas had expired by late Sunday night as the systems moved offshore.
Forecasters said they expect calmer weather on Monday, but the cold front won't affect temperatures as most of the region will see highs in the 80s.
In Orange County, a tree blocked Old N.C. 10 near Workman Road outside Hillsborough. There were also reports of damage to mobile homes in the area.
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