Storm blows down power lines- video of windy Gervais Street – photos, too
A storm moved into Columbia Thursday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m. Before heavy rain fell, wind gusts blew. There are some reports of traffic lights out on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia and Lexington.
A tree fell down on a home on the 2200 block of Clark Street, according to the Columbia Fire Department. No one was home at the time.
The City of West Columbia Police Department said its dispatchers were working hard to answer calls during the storm. They asked that residents please be careful moving through the city as there are down power lines and accidents in the area.
A tree fell and blocked Black Avenue in the Town of Lexington. Police asked motorists to use an alternative route.
Lexington Police were asking motorists to use caution when traveling inbound on North Lake Drive through the intersections of Pilgrim Church Road and further inbound at Old Cherokee Road. Traffic lights were inoperable due to a power outage. Emergency personnel were directing traffic.