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Severe Storms Cause Damage Across Williamson County

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Strong storms moved through Williamson County Wednesday evening causing several reports of damage on and around Murfreesboro Road.

A sheet metal roof was blown off a shopping center on Royal Oaks Boulevard near Murfreesboro Road around 7:30 p.m. The shopping center is home to several businesses including a frame shop, a dry cleaners and a liquor store.

Witnesses reported winds gust of over 60 miles per hour.  They said the winds sent the metal roof into the parking lot in front of Holiday Wine and Spirits.

Damage was also reported nearby at the Quality Inn on Murfreesboro Road. The hotel sits just behind the liquor store. The winds blew off the front lobby facade and sent it down onto the ground.

The storm also caused problems at the I-65 interchange on Murfreesboro Road. Utility poles snapped leaving power lines dangling and crews working to keep the lines off of the interstate below.

Several students at Centennial High School received a scare. Members of the school's hockey team were doing conditioning drills outside when the storm blew through.

The team took shelter in one of the baseball dugouts when the entire roof was ripped off scattering pieces everywhere.

No one was hurt; just minor bumps and bruises were reported.

The school suffered other minor damage, including losing a roof to a second dugout.

Much of the mid-state saw severe weather move through Wednesday as a rare July cold front pushed through the area.

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