SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Severe storms rolled through the Upstate and Western North Carolina Friday.
The storms brought heavy rains and wind to much of the Upstate.
A tornado watch was issued for the entire region but has since expired.
Heavy rains and wind even caused a weather delay for the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in downtown Greenville.
A water leak caused by high winds prompted a 44-minute delay in the quarterfinal game between LSU and Georgia at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
A tree fell on a house on O Street in Anderson. No injuries were reported.
South Carolina Highway Patrol also reported trees were down blocking eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 just after exit 41.
Lanes were closed while crews worked to remove the trees.
The trees were cleared and the road was fully reopened by 10:20 p.m.
The National Weather Service said there were reports of trees down at the intersection of Highway 92 and Highway 49 in Spartanburg County and along Highway 221 just south of Enoree.
(Below: Timelapse video showing heavy rain moving through downtown Greenville.)