Storms batter area

By Garrett Mitchell, Staff Reporter
Published on Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Damaged trees were widespread in Greer during Thursday's storms.

Garrett Mitchell

Damaged trees were widespread in Greer during Thursday's storms.


A line of severe thunderstorms battered the upstate on Thursday afternoon, with parts of the Greer area sustaining damage.

The storms began to roll through about 3:30 p.m. and damaged power lines and toppled trees.

Lightning, heavy rain, and winds in excess of 50 miles per hour accompanied the storms.

The Highway 14 area north of Wade Hampton Boulevard to Fews Chapel Road and Blue Ridge High School saw some of Greer’s worst damage with trees blown down across the roadway and into yards.

A tree landed across a power line on Highway 14 near Fews Chapel Road. It blocked the southbound lane.

A Greer Commission of Public Works spokesman said a handful of power outages were reported near Greer Country Club. Electricity was restored by the evening. Another round of strong weather is possible for Friday.


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