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Thunderstorm whips central North Carolina; power problems remain

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC

Watch the ABC11 forecast for latest news on rainy weather in the Triangle on Friday, May 12, 2017.
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Watch the ABC11 forecast for latest news on rainy weather in the Triangle on Friday, May 12, 2017.

A strong, fast-moving thunderstorm moved through central North Carolina, leaving about 12,000 people in Durham and Wake counties without power late Thursday, ABC11 reported.

As of 7 a.m. Friday, Duke Energy's outage map showed more than 4,100 customers without power in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. The biggest outages were in Wake.

Raleigh police were directing traffic at several intersections along Glenwood Avenue outside the Beltline.

The utility reported that downed tree limbs had taken down lines in several spots in the area of Glenwood Road and Ebenezer Church Road.

Trees were downed across the area. Power lines were knocked down by the high winds of the swift storm, ABC11 reported.

The National Weather Service said showers were likely Friday night and Saturday.

Read the story at ABC11.com.

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