A series of strong storms swept through the county Tuesday night leaving behind some destruction.
The storm dumped fast, hard, blowing rains in some areas with reports of over two inches in some areas.
Also with the storm came hail starting in pea sizes and up.
The storm also did damage with broken limbs in the Silverstreet and Belfast areas.
On Belfast Road near Rocky Creek Road and Smyrna church, a tree fell pulling down electric lines and trapping a car in the debris.
A large tree limb also fell on a house on Trinity Church Road. Trees in the same yard were also downed during a tornado last spring.
A utility pole on Bess Street took a direct lightning strike, said Newberry City Manager Jeff Shacker.
“The surge blew a line fuse and caused a brief power outage in the neighborhood. Our guys moved quickly to get power restored. Mac Bartley and I rode out last night to check some flood prone areas in the city. Fortunately, there was no significant accumulation of water in town to speak of. Scotts Creek was within about a foot or maybe a foot and a half of leaving its banks – but didn’t,” said Shacker.
There was around 290 outages in the Belfast and Trinity areas near Silverstreet, according to Arthur Guy with Newberry Electric Coop.
In Prosperity, power was out just over an hour, after the storm knocked out the Duke Power station feeding the town.