Thousands without power due to severe storms

- The severe storms that swept through the Charlotte metro late Sunday afternoon caused widespread power outages and knocked trees down.

According to Duke Energy, over 5,000 are without power in Mecklenburg County.  Iredell and Union Counties are reporting over a thousand in each county without power, and the City of Rock Hill has numerous widespread outages throughout their service area.

Officials are working to restore power and hope to have it restored sometime this evening.  Stay tuned to FOX 46 Charlotte at 6 & 10 pm for the most up-to-date information.

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