Thousands without power after severe storms rip through FOX 46 viewing area

- Thousands are without power across the FOX 46 viewing area after strong storms ripped through Monday night, taking out power lines and toppling trees. 

According to Duke Energy outage map, more than 10,000 customers were without power across Iredell, Spartanburg, Mecklenburg, Caldwell and Union counties. Full restoration is expected by 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Expected Restoration Times

  • Iredell County 9:31 p.m. June 25
  • Spartanburg County 10 p.m. June 25
  • Mecklenburg County 12:45 a.m. June 26
  • Caldwell County 6 p.m. June 26
  • Union County 1 p.m. June 26

In Iredell County, downed power lines off Sandy Springs Road and Doby Road caused a small brush fire. 

Over in Mecklenburg County, Highway 115 between Mount Holly-Huntersville Roa and Mullen Street was closed due to downed lines caused by the storms. 

Charlotte neighborhoods also saw some of the storms effects. Trees were reported down in the Dilworth neighborhood, in the 800 block of Berkeley Avenue. 

A FOX 46 viewer sent in video of strong winds toppling a billboard along Highway 107 in Jackson County. 

Over in Rowan County, another FOX 46 viewer sent in photos of a tree that fell onto a car in Landis. 

A few showers, even a rumble of thunder, are still possible overnight, but the severe threat has passed for the most part.

Behind the front, the heat backs off for just a day Tuesday. Highs will range from the 70s in the mountains, to low-mid 80s everywhere else. It will still be humid as clouds linger. A few more showers and storms may pop-up, so stay weather aware during any outdoor activities. 


The storm chance continues through the weekend, but gets a little lower after more scattered storms Wednesday. The heat goes right back up though, with mid-upper 90s returning through the weekend--and not much cooling relief from rain, either.

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