Triad Counties Report High Number Of Weather-Related Calls Over Weekend

PIEDMONT TRIAD, N.C. -- Many counties in the Piedmont-Triad area told WFMY News 2 they responded to numerous weather-related calls Friday.

Many of the calls dispatchers received were calls about downed power lines, trees down, and tress on power lines. Randolph County EMS and Davidson EMS both received over 500 calls by 3 p.m. Friday.

Randolph County EMS dispatchers said on a normal day, they respond to about 250-300 calls for service. By 3 p.m. Friday, they have received 659 weather-related calls.

Davidson County EMS told us by 3 p.m. they responded to over 600 calls of downed power lines and trees since midnight.

Saturday, Greensboro Police told WFMY News 2 they responded to 79 accidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. 14 of these accidents involved personal injury.

Saturday, Assistant Chief Chris Verdeck with Burlington Police said they responded to 782 calls for service Friday. 293 of those calls were weather related. A normal day for Burlington consists of about 250 calls in a 24-hour period.

Forsyth, High Point, Alamance, and Kernersville EMS and police told us they had responded to dozens of accidents, but none with serious injury.

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