Cherryville schools to reopen Friday after storm causes extensive power outages, damage

Residents in Cherryville are back to normal Thursday two days after strong storms caused extensive power outages and damage.

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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service surveyed the damage the day after and said straight-line winds of 65 mph to 85 mph were to blame for the damage.

The damage was ruled the result of straight-line winds of 65 to 85 mph.

The school district said the four schools that were closed for two days will be back in session on Friday.

In the video at the top of this webpage, Channel 9′s Gaston County reporter Ken Lemon takes a look at what it took to recover after the major weather event.

VIDEO: Chopper 9 video shows storm damage in Cherryville