Damage at 'Lewis County Herald' in Hohenwald, TN (Photo from @sendrajeremy)
Lightning above downtown Columbia, TN (Photo by Steve Tyndall)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
No serious injuries have been reported after a series of severe storms left damage in parts of the Midstate and southern Kentucky on Thursday evening.
A mobile home in Todd County, KY, was blown off its foundation with a family inside, but the family was not hurt.
Several communities reported trees and power lines down, and in Hohenwald, the Lewis County Herald newspaper building sustained damage to its brick facade during a strong gust of wind.
Jackson County Schools were closed on Friday after the roof of the high school was blown off during the storms.
Ahead of the cold front, the high temperature Thursday in Nashville tied a record for Feb. 20 at 78 degrees.
Metro Nashville's Office of Emergency Management partially activated its Emergency Operations Center to monitor storm conditions.
At the height of the storm, more than 6,300 customers were without power, according to Nashville Electric Service.
Continuous storm and damage reports:
9:55 p.m. - Lewis County: Damage at Lewis County Herald newspaper building caused by strong winds that pulled off the awning, then stripped bricks from side. 9:45 p.m. - Wilson County: Trees down on the following roads in the Lebanon and Mt. Juliet areas: Lori Lane, Woodlawn Drive. Trees down on the following roads in Watertown: East Main, South Commerce, North Commerce. 9:41 p.m. - Davidson County: MetroPublic Works and volunteers are responding to approximately 10 downed tree calls. 9:37 p.m. - Williamson County: Four cars, a motorcycle and a van were hit by downed trees on Magnolia Drive. 9:33 p.m. - Wilson County: MTEMC reporting about 4,000 power outages. 9:21 p.m. - Giles County: Emergency management officials confirm trees down and phone lines down in several places. 9:08 p.m. - Davidson County: NES reporting about 3,600 power outages. 9:03 p.m. - Williamson County: Several wrecks reported on I-65 between Hwy 96 and Peytonsville Road. 8:37 p.m. - Williamson County: Several trees down in Sussex Downs area in Franklin. 8:33 p.m. - Davidson County: Tree down on 46th Avenue North at Idaho Avenue in Sylvan Park. 8:32 p.m. - Williamson County: Franklin police report power outages in Cool Springs area. 8:30 p.m. - Rutherford County: Trained weather spotter reported 1-inch diameter hail. 8:25 p.m. - Williamson County: Franklin police report window blown out of a building at 101 Forrest Crossing Blvd. 8:22 p.m. - Sumner County: Trained weather spotter recorded wind gust of 95 mph at Hwy 386 and Greenlea Drive in Hendersonville. 8:21 p.m. - Williamson County: Tree down on Leipers Creek Road in Water Valley Area. 8:20 p.m. - Williamson County: Franklin police report several traffic lights out - completely black. Treat such intersections as a 4-way stop. 8:18 p.m. - Maury County: Numerous trees down on Carters Creek Road at Williamson County line. 8:15 p.m. - Davidson County: Nashville Electric Service reporting about 6,300 customers without power. View real-time outages here: http://nespower.com/OutageMap/default.aspx. 8:10 p.m. - Williamson County: Trees down on Horton Highway near College Grove. 8:09 p.m. - Davidson County: Nashville Electric Service reporting more than 4,600 customers without power. 8:08 p.m. - Cheatham County: Power lines down on Woodson Road in Ashland City. 8:07 p.m. - Davidson County: NWS is experiencing problems with their weather alert radios. Please take cover and use extreme caution. 8:04 p.m. - Williamson County: 911 center confirms a tree down on a house in Fairview on Taylor Road. 8 p.m. - Maury County: Power lines down near Williamson County line. 7:56 p.m. - Davidson County: Tree down on Temple Road south of Hwy 100 in Bellevue. 7:47 p.m. - Lewis County: Emergency management reports awning came off front of Lewis County Herald newspaper. A few bricks came off the newspaper building on Linden Avenue as well. Indian Creek Road is blocked by downed trees. 7:40 p.m. - Dickson County: Dickson Electric System reports about 1,000 customers without power. Call 615-446-9051. 7:27 p.m. - Robertson County: Estimated 70-80 mph wind gusts occurred in Cross Plains. 7:20 p.m. - Dickson County: Trained weather spotter recorded 70 mph wind gust, which caused several trees to be blown down 2 miles north of I-40 at exit 163. 7:19 p.m. - Robertson County: 89 mph wind gust recorded. 7:18 p.m. - Robertson County: Trained weather spotter reported a funnel cloud between Coopertown and Springfield. 7:14 p.m. - Robertson County: Trained weather spotter reported quarter-inch diameter hail 1 mile north of Davidson County line. 7:03 p.m. - Perry County: Law enforcement reported a few trees were blown down. Half-inch of hail also reported.
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