Thousands without power after overnight storms push through Piedmont Triad

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Pockets of heavy rain and moderate showers throughout the Piedmont Triad overnight, into Thursday morning, have created some problem areas.Click the video player above to view the latest forecast from Meteorologist Brian SlocumDue to flooding, US 29 N is closed at Gorrell Street in Greensboro. All traffic is being diverted off US 29N onto Gorrell Street. Motorist should find an alternate route and use caution if traveling in the area.At 6 a.m., Duke Energy reported a total of more than 15,300 customers without power in North Carolina.The hardest areas without power includes Alamance County with just over 400 outages and a 9:15 a.m. restoration time. There are just over 4,000 customers with outages in Guilford County with a 11:15 a.m. restoration time.This is developing story.REPORTER’S NOTES:WXII 12 reminds viewers to always make preparations before a storm moves in.One of the tools to help you be prepared for what comes this way is the WXII 12 News app.The app offers viewers the opportunity to sign up for weather alerts, watch live radar and view the latest forecast.Be sure to also have a NOAA weather radio turned on and tune in to Channel 12 on your TV, WXII12.com, or the WXII 12 News app, when there is impending severe weather.WXII 12’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts are also a good resource in these situations.By watching storm coverage, you can know when and where the storms will impact your community and you’ll get a heads up when the all clear has been given.It’s also a good idea to have all of your mobile devices, including phones, tablets and laptops charged in the event your family’s home loses power.

Pockets of heavy rain and moderate showers throughout the Piedmont Triad overnight, into Thursday morning, have created some problem areas.

Click the video player above to view the latest forecast from Meteorologist Brian Slocum

Due to flooding, US 29 N is closed at Gorrell Street in Greensboro. All traffic is being diverted off US 29N onto Gorrell Street. Motorist should find an alternate route and use caution if traveling in the area.

At 6 a.m., Duke Energy reported a total of more than 15,300 customers without power in North Carolina.

The hardest areas without power includes Alamance County with just over 400 outages and a 9:15 a.m. restoration time. There are just over 4,000 customers with outages in Guilford County with a 11:15 a.m. restoration time.

This is developing story.

REPORTER’S NOTES:

WXII 12 reminds viewers to always make preparations before a storm moves in.

One of the tools to help you be prepared for what comes this way is the WXII 12 News app.

The app offers viewers the opportunity to sign up for weather alerts, watch live radar and view the latest forecast.

Be sure to also have a NOAA weather radio turned on and tune in to Channel 12 on your TV, WXII12.com, or the WXII 12 News app, when there is impending severe weather.

WXII 12’s Facebook page and Twitter accounts are also a good resource in these situations.

By watching storm coverage, you can know when and where the storms will impact your community and you’ll get a heads up when the all clear has been given.

It’s also a good idea to have all of your mobile devices, including phones, tablets and laptops charged in the event your family’s home loses power.

2020-04-30 10:11:02

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