Weekend storm closes roads, knocks down trees



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Strong winds knocked out power to thousands and rising water closed roads throughout the county when a storm bringing more than 3 inches of rain passed through Johnson County during the weekend.

Those same storms also knocked down trees and phone lines and caused power outages for more than 2,000 Duke Energy Customers in Greenwood. Some businesses near Greenwood Park Mall had no power until Sunday afternoon, and a section of Fry Road was closed after a utility line snapped in strong winds.

By Sunday afternoon, debris was cleared from roads and power was restored, but officials were unsure when the flood water would recede and all the roads would open again.

No injuries were reported, but two men had to be rescued from rising water on a street in southern Johnson County, and at least one car got stuck on a flooded street.

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