Photos | Monday storm brings down trees, power lines

Photos | Monday storm brings down trees, power lines

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Tree across car on Park Road

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 9:07 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Intense storms are responsible for damage across the Charlotte area.

A tree crashed down onto a car driving in the 3400 block of Park Road Monday afternoon, bringing down power lines with it.

Witnesses say a woman managed to climb out of the car along with a young girl. A Good Samaritan stopped to pick up both of them.

The fallen tree closed Park Road as crews worked to clean up the mess.

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Other trees landed on homes as they fell. The Red Cross is now assisting a family of five after a tree crashed on their home, as well as another empty house next door, near Statesville and Alma. No one was hurt.

Roads were shut down around the viewing area as crews tended to down trees and power lines in multiple locations. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to 46 wrecks between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. alone.

As many as 17,000 power outages were reported in Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg County closed McAlpine Park and Kirk Farm Field because of flooding. Heavy rain, including weekend showers, caused also caused a sewer spill in Morganton in Burke County. Roughly 120,000 gallons of sewer flow, mostly rainwater, spilled into Hunting Creek Monday morning. A boil water was not put into effect.

NBC Charlotte Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says Charlotte has accumulated 5.13 inches of rain in just the first ten days of June. The average for the whole month is 3.74 inches.

Anyone with storm or damage pictures can upload them through the NBC Charlotte app, tweet or Facebook them to us or email them to news@wcnc.com.
 

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