Special to Iredell Free News

City of Statesville Electric Utility Director John Maclaga believes the city “fared well” after assessing the damages from Thursday night’s storm.

A major outage was caused by a limb falling on a line. About 1,600 electric customers were without power for 50 minutes.

Electric crews stayed busy through the night dealing with scattered outages and areas where tree limbs fell on power lines.

Street crews have removed about six fallen trees or limbs blocking roads and sidewalks and been cleaning up debris off city sidewalks. They are also replacing the asphalt along a section of Tradd Street at the intersection of E. Front Street that was damaged during the storm.

According to Assistant Public Works Director Steve Bridges, city crews discovered that the sink hole on S. Center Street had grown and requested that NCDOT crews examine the site. The NCDOT has “safed up” the sink hole which is scheduled to be repaired permanently in the next several months, Bridges said.

Some flash flooding occurred throughout the city, including the Soccer Complex and greenway along Fourth Creek. Damages are still being assessed.

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