Smuuush! Cars are no match for tree
At least 3 vehicles are smashed after a huge tree fell today at the Presbyterian College Science Building parking lot.
PC has had several trees fall and large limbs break off in recent years, and the college hired an arborist to advise on how to remove dead trees and care for live trees. Several trees have been removed, and the City of Clinton donated a tree to start a reforestation of PC's campus. The parking lot where the tree fell today is on Calhoun Street.
Winds were high for a second day in Clinton - although today is not as bad as Wednesday's winds. Several spots around town had trees fall and power was out in limited areas. There was no city-wide blackout from the wind storm.
The city's phone lines were down for a time Wednesday, and city staff took power outage reports via the city's Facebook page.
This was WYFF-TV's latest winter wind advisory:
GREENVILLE — Strong gusty winds are moving out of the Carolinas, but expect some cold weather to take its place Thursday night.
WYFF News 4 meteorologist Dale Gilbert said the mountains will see some flurries and a mix of snow and rain in spots Thursday morning.
Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected in the higher mountain valleys, with 3 to 5 inches along the higher ridges. The lower mountain valleys around Asheville and Franklin could see a dusting in southern sections to 2 inches in far northern locations.
On Wednesday, high winds caused damage, power outages and disabled traffic lights in the Upstate as a major weather system blew through the area. Gilbert said the threat of tornadoes was over by early Wednesday afternoon, but high winds continued to be a problem across the region Thursday.
Due to saturated soil, strong winds took down trees across the Upstate.