RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Power has been restored to a neighborhood along Clark Avenue in Raleigh after a tree fell on a home and power lines early Tuesday morning.
The large tree damaged two homes and knocked out power to some residents in the area.
CBS North Carolina spoke with the home owner who said she heard a “big boom.”
“The next thing I know the lights go out and I hear this big clash. I was half asleep, I really didn’t realize what was going on,” said Eva Ellis, home damaged by home.
The tree crashed into Ellis’ neighbor’s house too.
“It looks more like it exploded than it fell over. I don’t even know if it was windy or rainy when it happened, maybe it was just its time,” said Greg Norris, neighbor.
Norris said the noise woke him up, but didn’t realize the extent of the damage until Tuesday morning.
About 200 customers were impacted by the outage. Crews remain on the scene to clear the scene. Power was restored by 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Ellis said she’s thankful her family and neighbors were ok.
“Everything is fixable; no real damage was done, Ellis said. “Everybody is OK.”