High Winds Knock Down Multiple Mid-State Trees

Posted at 10:39 PM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 23:40:21-04

Cleanup has gotten underway in several parts of Middle Tennessee after winds knocked down trees and power lines.

Trees were reported down in multiple counties, like in Davidson County where crews were busy most of the day responding to the calls.

In East Nashville, Colby Moss, a homeowner on Riverside Drive, said the howling wind packed quite a punch that split a large tree in half, barely missing the house.

Moss said he knows it could've been a lot worse.

“I imagine quite a few hundred dollars to get it cleaned up,” Moss said.

It was supposed to be an easy and relaxing day for Moss. He was trying to watch the Predators game, but instead spent the afternoon watching crews clean up outside his house.

“We heard a loud noise, and I have roommates moving out so I thought it was them, so I walked outside and the whole tree was down,” Moss said.

That tree barely missed his home as tree limbs scattered on to the street. He's just thankful it wasn't worse.

“For a homeowner in East Nashville, it could have easily taken out my living room as I was sitting in it,” Moss said.

Trees and power lines across Middle Tennessee were no match against the storm's strong winds. In Franklin, it was easy to spot uprooted trees.

The storm also kept police busy throughout Nashville blocking streets that needed to be cleared.

It was yet another round of Mother Nature showing enough force to make any day far from easy and relaxing.

At one point more than five thousand customers in east Nashville were without power.