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Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Vehicle Crashes, and Power Outages

Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Vehicle Crashes, and Power Outages

Breaking News
(Scott Pelkey / North State Journal) ASHEBORO N.C. - An evening thunderstorm brought with it heavy rain, vehicle crashes, downed trees, and power outages. Just before 6pm, the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Randolph County after radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near Lexington, moving northeast at 30 mph with 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Just as the storm was leaving Asheboro, Westside Fire Dept, Asheboro Fire Dept, Randolph County EMS, and Ash-Rand Rescue were dispatched to a vehicle crash on I-73/74 SB just south of Spero Rd for a vehicle crash with two occupants pinned-in. Both occupants were extricated by rescue crews. As the investigation is still underway no further details about the crash or the condition of...
Severe Thunderstorm Leaves Path Of Damage In Randolph County

Severe Thunderstorm Leaves Path Of Damage In Randolph County

Weather
Randolph County Emergency Management reported that yesterday crews responded to 15 calls for trees in the roadway, 11 calls for trees down on power lines.(Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A fallen tree on a home on Old Stagecoach Rd left the homeowner displaced until the American Red Cross could arrive to help (Scott Pelkey/Acme News)An area of trees were flattened from a likely either a micro-burst or strong downburst. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A fire fighter with the Franklinville Fire Department was on the scene on Old Stagecoach Rd until after 6 PM blocking off an area with a live line down. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Two large tree trunks are all that was left after straight line winds tore off the tops of the tree and throwing them in the roadway. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A power pole sits ...