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Cornelius News

High winds, rain cause damage, power outages

Tree down on Halyard Point

Jan. 3. [UPDATED 10 am, Noon] Take care out there: Winds as high as 40 mph could hit the Lake Norman area today, according to a National Weather Service advisory for Cornelius. Look for sustained winds 20 to 25 mph, decreasing in the afternoon.

There are downed trees in some neighborhoods as well as is flooding on some streets.

Power outages are being reported in Antiquity, Caldwell Station, Edinburg Square, Heritage Green,  Norman Shores and Oakhurst. The Energy United outage map showed more than 100 Cornelius homes without power at 10 am.

Flooding on Jetton opposite the first tee

On Halyard Point in The Peninsula a tree fell blocking part of the street and a driveway

Jetton is also flooded near Peninsula Club Drive due to a non-functioning storm drain. Police were on the scene at 9:45 am.

In Davidson, more than 375 Energy United customers were without power at 11 am.

Flooding on Jetton near Peninsula Club Drive.

ElectriCities says a power outage caused by a downed pole has been resolved.

Clear skies this afternoon.

At about 11 am EnergyUnited said it had around 10,000 members without power in its entire service area.

By noon there were fewer than two dozen without power in Cornelius, according to the Energy United outage map.

And then it will get cold: 26 tonight. Tomorrow: Sunny with a high around 46 degrees. Early this morning, the National Weather Service first reported winds could reach 55 mph. For the current forecast, click here.