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Zeta downs trees across Davie

The weather forecasters predicted the high winds as the remnants of Hurricane Zeta roared through Davie County last Thursday.

What wasn’t expected was the widespread power outages, caused by downed trees.

Damage was reported across the county, with trees across roads, across power lines, and even onto houses, outbuildings and vehicles.

Marie Kerley of Mocksville heard the crash when a giant oak tree fell on her driveway, buckling some of the pavement and hitting the edge or her carport.

A neighbor moved limbs so she could get out, and another volunteered to cut the big tree.

She has lived in her neighborhood for about five years. “I love it here. It was quiet … until this morning. I loved that tree. It makes me want to cry, but at least nobody was hurt.”