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Downed trees, outages reported in Carolinas after storms

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Tree down on Anderson Street in West Union (Source: Linda Carver) Tree down on Anderson Street in West Union (Source: Linda Carver)
WEST UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Multiple downed trees were reported in the Upstate on Wednesday after pop-up storms moved through the area.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reported a tree in the roadway on Interstate 26 westbound near mile marker 2 just before 5 p.m.

SLIDESHOW: Downed trees in Upstate after pop-up storms

Oconee County dispatchers said they received reports of downed trees near the town of West Union, on West Union Road and in the Keowee Ebenezer area.

McDowell County Emergency Management reported trees down on Highway 226 south near AG Services Road.

FOX Carolina's Kendra Kent said the National Weather Service was attributing the damage to storm winds.

Duke Energy reported outages in the West Union area impacting almost 1,500 customers. The outages were first reported around 4:45 p.m. in the area of East Main Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

Approximately 800 homes in the area of Lake Keowee were also without power.

Laurens Electric Co-op said crews are investigating power issues in Simpsonville. Around 6 p.m., the utility company tweeted that it had received multiple complaints of power cycling on and off in Simpsonville.

Crews are en route to determine the cause.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.

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