PIEDMONT TRIAD, N.C. -- Hurricane Matthew slowed down to a Category 1 storm early Saturday morning but the storm left its mark across North Carolina. Matthew caused extensive flooding throughout the eastern part of the state and spawned plenty of problems in the piedmont. Late Saturday night, almost all of eastern North Carolina was under a flash flood warning.
Saturday night, Governor Pat McCrory tweeted there were over 645,000 power outages across the state.
Over 645,000 power outages across NC. Dial 2-1-1 for information about shelters, flooding, evacuation routes and more. #MatthewNC— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) October 9, 2016
As of Sunday morning 270,000 people are still without power.
In the Triad, 911 emergency operators in Alamance, Guilford, Randolph, Forsyth and Davidson Counties all reported multiple downed trees and power lines throughout the day. In Greensboro, Double Oaks Drive, Lewiston Road and Whitman Road were all affected by downed trees across power lines. The Bridge on Latham Road at Cridland Road was closed due to flooding.
Stretches of I-40 and I-95 were closed
Duke Energy reported just under 1,500 power outages in Randolph County early Sunday morning. Guilford County had around 800 outages. Click here to see outage map.
Many parts of Fayetteville was flooded prompting rescues by police officers who used Facebook to urge people to stay off the roads.
A large oak tree fell onto a home in Burlington, displacing a family of three. Our Lauren Fabrizi reports that luckily, no one was hurt.
Lauren spoke with a friend who was inside the home at the time. She said she heard cracking and then all of a sudden a large crash.
Frank Callicutt shared this video with us of a tree that fell on a home in Lexington.
Our Patrick Wright is covering storm damage in Greensboro. He talked with a homeowner on Jefferson Road where a massive tree fell in the backyard. The homeowner, Eddie, told him he thinks the tree is over 100 years old.
Flood waters submerged Latham Park in Greensboro. Some people were seen walking through water as high as their thighs.
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PHOTOS: Flooding Across NC As Matthew Leaves Mark
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