Strong Wind Downs Trees, Shatters Windows 4-13-2011 - WSMV Channel 4

Strong Wind Downs Trees, Shatters Windows 4-13-2011

Thunderstorms that moved through Nashville on Friday knocked out power to thousands of customers and downed trees across middle Tennessee.

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Early Saturday morning, hundreds of Nashville Electric Service customers were still without power.
According to a news release, most of the power outages were in the Green Hills, west Nashville, east Nashville and Pennington Bend areas.
The National Weather Service received dozens of damage reports as the storms moved across middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
High winds toppled trees in Davidson, Maury, Lawrence, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson counties.
Some areas reported 1 inch hail.
A trained spotter said he saw a funnel cloud southeast of Cobb in Kentucky.
Strong winds caused a tree to fall on and destroy a residential cottage at Monroe Harding foster care facility in the Forest Hills area of Nashville. No one was inside the cottage at the time.
Power lines and trees blocked Central Pike (State Route 263) in Lebanon on Friday night.
In downtown Franklin, trees snapped during the storm knocked down power lines and blocked roads.
"(I) heard a loud snapping, and apparently the tree just kind of fell on the wires and the transformer blew up," said Jason Gilmore, who works at a nearby restaurant.
Wind gusts were clocked as high as 30 mph.
A large sign on the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in downtown Nashville fell on the sidewalk. Glass was blown out out Puckett's Grocery, also downtown.
A crash was reported Friday afternoon at Nolensville Pike and Elysian Fields Road. Three people were transported to a hospital, with one critical and two non-critical.

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