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Thousands without power after severe storms

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A tree lays on a power line in Spartanburg after a severe thunderstorm. (July 24, 2012/FOX Carolina) A tree lays on a power line in Spartanburg after a severe thunderstorm. (July 24, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Severe thunderstorms produced powerful winds that knocked down trees and power lines Tuesday evening.

Several counties throughout the western Carolinas were placed under severe thunderstorm warnings. Forecasters warned of high winds, large hail, heavy rainfall and frequent lightning.

Emergency crews were called to Woodland Street in Spartanburg after the storms rolled through. Pictures of the scene showed a large tree had fallen on a power line in the neighborhood.

According to Duke Energy's website, at 9:15 p.m. more than 6,500 customers were without power in Spartanburg County. Most of the outages were concentrated around Spartanburg.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said the stormy pattern was expected to continue as afternoon thunderstorms are possible through the next seven days.

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