High winds Monday morning have knocked out electricity to some while downing power lines and trees.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation says high winds downed a power line at the busy intersection of US 70 and Highway 101 in Havelock. That is very close to the entrance of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
A representative from Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative says police are directing traffic after a traffic light was downed. A crew has been dispatched though it's not clear how long the repair will take.
A 63 mph wind gust was measured near Fountain in Pitt County around 6:25 a.m. Monday. That gust helped prompt a severe thunderstorm warning in Martin and Pitt Counties, which expired at 7:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service has collected two reports of trees down in Pitt County. The reports were from Briley Rd. and Edwards Farm Rd. in Greenville, at 6:15 a.m. and 7:10 a.m., respectively.
Progress Energy is now reporting several outages across Eastern Carolina. The outages are as far north as Littleton in Halifax County, as far west as along US-117 near Pikeville in Wayne County, as far east as Maribel in Pamlico County, and as far south as Jacksonville.
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