Roofs, trees uprooted in Benson

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Trees have been uprooted in Benson and the roofs of some structures have been reportedly blown off in the midst of a severe thunderstorm that plagued the area Thursday night.

A portion of N.C. Highway 27 between Coats and Benson has been closed due to a tree over the roadway.

It is unknown now, if the damages were caused by straight-line winds or a tornado. Crews are investigating.

Please use caution as storms are predicted to persist in the area until 9:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service office in Raleigh.

Check back with mydailyrecord.com for more on this developing story.

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