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Storms roll through Carolinas downing power lines, trees

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Lightning strikes during a storm in the Upstate. (FOX Carolina iWitness J. Allen) Lightning strikes during a storm in the Upstate. (FOX Carolina iWitness J. Allen)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Several counties in the western Carolinas were under severe thunderstorm warnings Thursday morning, with storms knocking down trees and power lines.

The National Weather Service reported that trees and power lines were down around Canton and Waynesville in Haywood County.

The Haywood County dispatcher said deputies and emergency crews were responding to east Canton to assess the damage. They said they do not have any reports of injuries at this time.

The NWS had other reports of nickel-sized hail in Haywood and Buncombe counties. Officials said they received calls from the public about a tree down on Pearson Bridge Road in northwest Asheville.

Severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were issued for several counties in the Upstate, northeast Georgia and western North Carolina. There was also a flood advisory issued for Graham County until 10:30 a.m.

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