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Storm system blows through Midlands

Nov 17, 2010 11:40:00 AM - thestate.com
A line of storms that moved across South Carolina on Tuesday night brought some severe thunderstorm warnings and stiff gusts that toppled trees in scattered areas of the Midlands.

The weather system prompted severe thunderstorm warnings between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday night throughout the Midlands and centered on Spartanburg County in the Upstate.

Severe wind was reported throughout the region as the system passed over, from Newberry to Calhoun counties.

Among preliminary reports:

The Department of Transportation reported trees down near Interstate 20 and Alpine Road in Richland County around 11:30 p.m. and on Interstate 26 north of Caw Caw Road in Calhoun County around midnight. A National Weather Service employee reported more trees down on Mineral Springs Road in Lexington County just after midnight. Trees were down in Newberry County on U.S. 76 and Beaver Dam Creek road around 9:45 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

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