Heavy rains, hail and high winds hit Triangle, leave behind damage

Image of a tree on a car on Wednesday from Durham EMS.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Heavy rains, hail and high winds battered the Triangle on Wednesday evening.

An ominous cloud in Cary. Photo by Marko Knezevic
An ominous cloud in Cary. Photo by Marko Knezevic

A series of storms moved from the west, where they caused trouble in the Greensboro region, and then hit the Triangle.

RELATED: Massive trees come down on houses, cars in Durham following storms

A 55 mph gust of wind was reported just before 8 p.m. at RDU and hail was seen in Durham County and several other areas.

A show at Red Hat Amphitheater had to be evacuated when the storm hit.

There are also numerous limbs down throughout Raleigh, but most were small, police said. Some traffic signals were knocked out in Raleigh, also.

Trees and numerous power lines along Glenwood Ave south near the Hayes Barton area.

A tree crushed a car in Durham at Hwy 70 and 98, according to Durham EMS.

Half-dollar sized hail reported in Brier Creek near the intersection of Glenwood Ave and TW Alexander Drive, the National Weather Service said.

In Chatham County, a  tree was down on power lines about .3 miles south of exit 84 from US 1.

Quarter size hail was reported at Briggs Ave. and the Durham Freeway.

In Johnston County, there were also reports of trees down in the 9000 block of US 701 near Shaws Pond Road and Barefoot Road.

There were also reports  of some street flooding in Raleigh.

Hail in Durham on Wednesday evening. Photo by VeronicaViana-Gilmartin
Hail in Durham on Wednesday evening. Photo by VeronicaViana-Gilmartin

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