Lexington County crawls out after storm to see damage – photos

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It was a very short, but very powerful storm that blew through Lexington County Sunday afternoon, between 2 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. As a result, several structures were damaged in Lexington County.

In addition, power outages were reported in more than 30,000 homes in Richland and Lexington Counties. Power was still out Monday at some homes.

The Lexington Police Department reported a downed tree on the tracks that stopped a CSX train and closed South Lake Drive. A detour was implemented to get around the stalled train. The LPD also reported the closing of Mineral Springs Road, from Sunset Blvd. to Old Carrington Parkway, because of multiple trees that fell on power lines.

Lexington County emergency crews have responded to the 200 block of Semm Sease Road in Gilbert after the storms damaged several buildings, including homes, in the area. There were no reports of injuries.

Lee Kleckley Road at Corley Mill Rd was closed after a tree took down a power line and pole. Hollow Cove Road off of Newmount Drive was also closed after a downed tree hit a power line.

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers came in to assist a family whose home, located on Laurel Drive, in Lexington, was damaged by Sunday’s storms. There were also reports of the Red Cross helping other families affected by the storm.  The Red Cross is helping two adults by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.

Columbia Police reported damage and power outages across Columbia.  The city’s Tree Division worked to remove the trees damaged by the storm at: Lost Creek and Five Guys in Harbison.

The Springdale Police also reported property damage in Springdale. (Photos from Lexington County, Irmo Fire, LPD, CPD and SCE&G.)


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