Strong winds rip through Upstate, leave damage behind - FOX Carolina 21

Strong winds rip through Upstate, leave damage behind

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Downed silver maple tree near Cherrydale (Source: Kacie Garrett) Downed silver maple tree near Cherrydale (Source: Kacie Garrett)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Strong winds ripped through the Upstate on Friday afternoon along with pop-up thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service reported wind speeds of up to 50 to 60 miles per hour, leaving behind damage and downed trees.

SLIDESHOW: Strong winds leave storm damage in Upstate

Reports of downed trees:

  • Fork Shoals Road and McKelvey Road - Greenville County
  • Broadmouth Church Road at Princeton Highway - Anderson County
  • One lane blocked I-85 southbound near Startex - Spartanburg County
  • Haywood Road and East North Street - Greenville County
  • McDaniel Avenue and Ridgeland Drive - Greenville County
  • 500 block of Camelot Drive in Spartanburg County
  • Access ramp and Eastland Drive in Greenville County
  • Sydnor Road in Spartanburg County
  • Royal Oak Road - Spartanburg County
  • Washington Road, Drayton Community - Spartanburg County
  • Cannons Campground Road - Cherokee County
  • Floyd Street - Spartanburg County

A power line was down in the 100 block of Dera Street in Greenville, dispatchers said.

As of 4 p.m., Duke Energy reported thousands of customers were without power in the Upstate.

In Greenville County, more than 2,000 residents were affected with power estimated to be restored by 8 p.m. More than 1,000 were without power in Anderson County and Duke Energy crews are on scene assessing damage.

Duke Energy reported 350 customers without power in Spartanburg County with a restoration estimate of 8:30 p.m.

Laurens Electric reported an outage impacted more than 2,200 customers in Laurens County.

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