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Major Chapel Hill intersection without power after overnight storms ::


— Overnight storms knocked out power across the Triangle, including at a major intersection in Chapel Hill.

On Thursday at 6 a.m., the traffic signals on U.S. Highway 15-501 at Interstate 40 were out, forcing cars to turn left across multiple lanes to access 15-501.

WRAL’s Nia Harden witnessed cars speed through the intersection, drivers unaware of the outage.

The storms that caused the outages moved away in the early morning hours, but hundreds were still without power Thursday morning, most in Chapel Hill and southeast of the Triangle.

The pockets of outages were scattered, with communities along Hillsborough Street and Honeycutt Road without power in the overnight hours. By Thursday morning, power had been restored to most Raleigh customers.

Hundreds in Triangle still without power after storms roll through NC

More than 300 were still without power at 4:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of Old Oxford Road, near Fordham Boulevard, in Chapel Hill and off Durham-Chapel Hill Road at Eastowne Drive.

Crews were working to restore power quickly.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said more storms will be likely Thursday afternoon, but there is no threat for severe weather.


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