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Overnight Storms Bring Damage To Middle Tennessee

Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 14:14:16-04

Storms brought down trees in a number of areas across Middle Tennessee as several people dealt with power outages and downed poles.

PHOTOS: Overnight Storms Bring Damage To Middle Tenn.

At one point, more than 8,300 customers with Nashville Electric Service were without power.

Shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, that number had dropped to just more than 4,100 customers, which had dropped again to around 3,800 by 5:30 a.m.

Crews were working to restore power as quickly as possible. Just after 1 p.m. Friday the number of customers affected had dropped into the hundreds.

Click here to view the power outage map.

A man was trapped inside a home and had to be rescued on 38th Avenue after a tree fell on a house near the campus of Tennessee State University.

The massive tree had to be removed by crews with Public Works.

 

 

The tree came down around midnight Thursday night into Friday morning as the storms passed through.

The man who was trapped inside the home was helped out of it by NES officials.

Authorities confirmed the man was not injured.

In Ashland City, a home on Annette Drive was destroyed by fire, and authorities said lightning was to blame. No injuries were reported in the fire, but the home was a total loss. To read more on this fire, click here.

 

 

Crews also worked to remove a large light pole on Saturn Boulevard that fell on power lines and blocked the road.

No word had been released on when it would reopen.

The powerful storms took trees down in other areas that could have badly impacted travel if the weather had passed through during rush hour. 

Officials worked to remove a downed tree in the road on Interstate 24 West at mile marker 36 near Joelton.

The large tree came down after it was struck by lightning.

That incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday when the interstate was not too busy with traffic.

No injuries had been reported.