Tuesday night’s storms caused some damage to areas of the upstate. South Carolina Radio Network Correspondent Andrew Keil has this report.
“Severe weather rolled through upper portions of the Piedmont Tuesday night. Emergency Management officials say they’ve received unconfirmed reports of tornadoes in the Western portion of York County and Northern portions of Chester County. Electrical service was interrupted for 10,000 customers. Several large trees were down and Chester County officials say they saw two-inch hail. ”
Lots of damage was reported in the upstate as a result last night’s storms. The worst of it was along a stretch of highway 221 south of Laurens between the 127 bypass and highway 39. That’s where a woman died after the car she was driving was crushed by a falling tree. Highway 221 was closed through that area earlier this morning.
There was also heavy damage at Laurens High School where the roof of one of the buildings was torn off.
In Fountain Inn, trees and power lines were donned across Frontage Road and a motorcyclist was injured when he hit a downed power pole and remains in serious condition at last report this morning.