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Overnight storm brings hail, downs trees, power lines in north Forsyth
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Trees were knocked down near a local resident's backyard behind Sawnee Mountain Preserve early Thursday morning as storms rolled through the area. - photo by Photo courtesy of Don Russell

NORTH FORSYTH -- Don’t worry, Mother Nature, we know you’re there.

Though spring may be in full force and warm, sunny days may be on everyone’s spring break wish list, an overnight storm brought wind, rain, lightning and hail to north and west Forsyth County early Thursday morning.

Most of the effects were felt in the north end of the county, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, with reports of trees and power lines being blown down.

Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday deputies responded to four accidents, all of which were reported before midnight and none of which involved injuries.

Nothing in the reports indicated if the accidents were weather-related, Rodriguez said, though one involved a truck driving off the side of the road.

That many crashes in that time period is about average, he said.

What seemed more than normal, he said, was the number of street obstructions reported in that time span.

One obstruction was called in before midnight, while three occurred after, including power lines falling on Hwy. 9 in north Forsyth just before 1 a.m.

The lines reduced the highway to one lane of traffic until at least 8 a.m.

Other incidents included trees falling onto Bethelview and Kelly Mill roads in west Forsyth, Rodriguez said, though those affected motorists less.

According to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers, firefighters were not called to respond to any weather-related incidents.