CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Downed trees, power outages, and flight delays were widespread on Tuesday following Monday’s storms around Charlotte.
3,000 people remained without power in the Charlotte area Tuesday morning, according to Duke Energy. More than 20,000 were without power near Hickory and Statesville, and about 80,000 customers remained without power across the Carolinas on Tuesday.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport was experiencing nearly 80 delays and almost 50 canceled flights.
Downed trees were reported around the area, including several trees that crashed down a on home in Troutman. Andrea Martin and her husband were watching the storm roll in from their upstairs porch when they realized it was no longer safe to be outside.
“All of a sudden, coming up our cove, the most amazing thing – I can’t even explain what it looked like or what it was, but we knew we needed to run,” said Martin.
Mooresville also saw widespread power outages with heavy winds and rain. Officers and utility crews were out Tuesday morning along Oak Street working to clear a large, downed tree.
Mooresville Fire responded to calls regarding a residential fire Monday evening during the severe weather off Williamson Road.
No injuries were reported and Mooresville Fire said they responded to a series of calls during the storm and about 2,000 residents remained without power Tuesday afternoon.