Storm downs power lines, topples trees in Tennessee

Mar 22, 2017

A map indicating wind damage from the Tuesday, March 21, storms as reported by National Weather Service Spotters.
Credit Nat. Weather Ser.
  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Officials are planning to assess damage after a severe storm with high winds and quarter-size hail passed through Tennessee knocking down power lines and toppling trees.

Thousands of power outages were reported across the central and eastern parts of the state Tuesday as the storm moved through. In the Chattanooga area alone, about 60,000 outages were reported at the height of the storm, according to power provider EPB. The company said in a statement that about 7,000 outages remained Wednesday morning.

Here in the WMOT listening area, a portion of the roof was ripped off of a school building in Christiana. A semi was blown on top of a car at the Church Street exit of I-24. Lemon sized hail reported in Lewisburg. 

Some schools were closed or operating on delays Wednesday due to the storm.