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Hello Michael! Downed trees now reported on Jetton

Oct. 11. UPDATED  3:30pm.  Continuum is reporting outages around Cornelius. High wind gusts have been reported in Cornelius and Davidson. With most schools closing, the Town of Cornelius has shut down as of 2 pm. Trees and large branches are down on Jetton, Green Dolphin and Mountainview.

Republic Services has cancelled trash pick-up today, and they’ll evaluate the conditions for services tomorrow. Friday routes will be collected on Saturday.

Weatherman Steve Lyttle, formerly the weather reporter for the Charlotte Observer, says Michael is in the Charlotte area now. “Overnight, as the track of Michael was pushed farther west, the area of heavy rain moved west, too. It looks like most of us will get 3-5 inches, but the Weather Service says rain could fall at a rate of 3 inches per hour at times today, so some locations could get far more than 5 inches. Flash flooding is likely across the area today,” Lyttle says.  His Facebook page, Weather With Steve, has good local weather information.