I-85 traffic moving again after tree blocks highway - FOX Carolina 21

I-85 traffic moving again after tree blocks highway

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A felled tree blocks two lanes of Interstate 85 northbound in Greenville. (Aug. 9, 2012/FOX Carolina) A felled tree blocks two lanes of Interstate 85 northbound in Greenville. (Aug. 9, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A tree fell across several lanes of Interstate 85 on Thursday evening, blocking traffic.

The tree was knocked onto the northbound side of I-85 near mile marker 54 just before rush hour traffic began.

Only one lane of traffic was able to move after the tree fell.

Emergency crews were able to remove the tree from the heavily traveled highway just before 6 p.m., allowing traffic to move in all three lanes.

SLIDESHOW: Storms knock down trees, power lines

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for Greenville County at the time the tree fell.

There were dozens of reports of felled trees and power lines across the Upstate.

According to Duke Energy's website, 7,238 customers in Greenville County were without power after the storms. Nearly 400 people were without power in Anderson County and 251 customers were in the dark in Pickens County.

Stay with FOX Carolina and foxcarolina.com for the latest on this developing story.

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