Rain, Possible Tornadoes Pound East Tennessee & Kentucky

(AP/WVLT) - The clean-up begins this morning after storms pounded East Tennessee and Kentucky Wednesday night.

Thunder, lightning and heavy rain pound our area. The good news is no reports of any serious damage, except for some trees down in Roane County.

Authorities say high winds, possibly from a tornado, damaged a church in Marion County and caused minor injuries to three children inside.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and residents reported seeing a tornado touch down in the area at 7:20 p.m. about 25 miles west of Chattanooga.

Six other people in other parts of the town of Kimball also suffered injuries, but no one appeared to be seriously hurt.

The children in the church suffered injuries from flying glass and were taken to hospitals for treatment.

Power was out to much of the town after the storm.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported at least four accidents on Interstate 24 during the storm, and both directions of the freeway were shut down for some two hours.

One of the vehicles involved was a tractor trailer carrying 1,000 pounds of toy cap gun powder, but since there was no fire it was not considered too dangerous.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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