Heavy winds, strong storms cause power outages across Middle Tennessee

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Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 06:47:21-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Residents across the region lost power due to the strong winds and storms blowing through Wednesday evening.

The Nashville Electric Service reported more than 15,000 customers lost electricity. As of 5:30 a.m. Thursday, nearly 1,400 customers were still without power.

There were several reports of trees blocking roadways and wires in Williamson County. About 10,000 customers also lost power. Authorities warned that the 4300 block of Old Hillsboro Road through downtown Leiper's Fork should be avoided, due to downed power lines. As of 5:30 a.m., Middle Tennessee Electric said 195 customers in Williamson County were still without power.

Duck River Electric stated that more than 4,600 lost power.

Lawrenceburg Utility reported at least 4,000 customers out of power in Lawrence County.

Maury County had over 2,000 without power due to snapped power poles and downed lines. Several roads were also blocked because of trees falling across roads.

Around 500 customers of the Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation were powerless.

Officials in Robertson County reported that power in the area was interrupted and many trees were down.

In Montgomery County, numerous trees and power lines were blown down on Marion Street and in the St. Bethlehem area.

Mt. Juliet experienced sporadic power outages, which utility crews actively worked to repair.

A house in Hickman County near Highway 50 East caught fire due to a lightning strike from the storms.

In Rutherford County, there were reports of power outages and some fallen trees — one in Smyrna blocked the road at Old Jefferson Pike and Florence Road. Tank Street closed from Sam Davis Road to Lowry Street, and Highpoint Drive closed. There was no significant damage and no reports of injury in the county.

Scattered trees fell across Bedford County.