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Storms topple trees, power lines, injure at least one in Forsyth County
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A deputy directs traffic around one of the numerous trees down on Browns Bridge Road - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)

***UPDATE: (11 a.m.) FORSYTH COUNTY -- Sawnee EMC's outage map shows only about 600 customers remain without power, with 374 of those being in Forsyth.

3/21, 11 p.m.

The line of storms that rolled through Forsyth County Tuesday evening brought down dozens of trees and power lines, and sent one woman to the hospital after her van was hit by a falling tree.

Officials are warning motorists that many county roads, and even some state highway still have debris and tree limbs on them, and a few may have lanes closed.

A few subdivision roads are completely blocked, and as of 11:15 p.m., Hwy. 369 was still closed just west of Browns Bridge because of a downed power line across the road.

Officials are asking motorists who don't need to travel tonight to stay home to give them time to clean up the debris.  

Sawnee EMC's online outage map showed over seventeen thousand customers without power as of 11:15 p.m on Tuesday night.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the number of those without power had dropped to under 400 in Forsyth County.