Severe Weather Strikes East Tennessee

Tennessee hit by heavy rain, strong winds and hail

Nashville (WVLT/AP) -- Heavy rain, strong winds and hail moved into Tennessee Tuesday night.

Winds were reported up to 60 miles-per-hour, causing a few power outages and downing some trees.

A tree fell on a mobile home in Munford north of Memphis, but no one was reported hurt.

Power lines were reported down in Dickson and Tipton counties. Some 400 customers were without power in Nashville.

More than 50 counties have been under a tornado watch as the leading edge of a cold front has been moving into the state from the west.

Pea-size hail and flooded roads were reported in Millington.

In Memphis, strong winds shook a traffic camera, blurring the picture.

Some satellite TV reception was interrupted in the Nashville area, angering some viewers unable to watch Tennessee's Lady Vols win the national championship.

Further east, rotating clouds over Cumberland and Campbell counties prompted Tornado warnings throughout the evening.

In Knox County, the Knoxville Utility Board is reporting as many as 5,000 customers without power.

The changing weather is expected to drop temperatures drastically in the next few days.

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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  • by Kelly Lewis Location: Cumberland County on Apr 4, 2007 at 12:14 PM
    Strong winds blew over huge trees and twisted them around in south western Cumberland County. The storm picked up my trampoline and tore springs off it. Needless to say we got hit really bad.


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