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Severe weather moves through Midlands

Dec 1, 2010 7:10:00 AM - thestate.com
A line of severe weather moved through the Midlands overnight, and high winds continue to blow in the region.

From about 9:40 p.m. to 11 p.m., local and state law enforcement agencies reported trees and power lines in a swath of eastern Georgia and South Carolina from Edgefield County to Leesville in Lexington County. Downed trees plagued Wednesday morning commuters in the Midlands.

Although a tornado watch was in effect in some South Carolina counties until 4 a.m., no tornadoes have been reported. However, the National Weather Service has issued a lake wind advisory in effect to 7 p.m. today, predicting steady winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

The same weather system spawned suspected tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana on Monday and led to additional tornado watches in Tennessee on Tuesday.

A tornado may have been responsible for high winds that damaged more than 50 homes on Tuesday in Buford, a suburb of Atlanta.

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