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Storm causes power outages, no major damage

Williamson County braved the storm last night, which resulted in no significant damages in the county according to Mac Purdy, director of Williamson County Emergency Management.
Purdy said that between 8-10 p.m. last night, winds and rain came in waves throughout Williamson County leaving about 1,000 people without power, most significantly in Brentwood and Leiper’s Fork. As of 10:30 a.m. this morning, the power in all but one structure in the county had been restored according to reports from Middle Tennessee Electric.
Power lines and trees were down across some parts of the county, which obstructed some roads but were removed by morning. A tree fell last night across Franklin Road close to Moore’s Lane and a power line fell on Beechcroft Road at Evans Park in Spring Hill. 

“Although we don’t have reports of isolated incidents such as minor damage to homes, there was no significant damage in the county,” Purdy said. 

According to Assistant Chief of Police Tommy Walsh, Brentwood had similar damage to the rest of the county.

"We were fortunate to sustain only a few minor issues during the storms last night. There were a few trees and/or limbs that were knocked down and two traffic signals were damaged on Concord Road near I-65. Any tree debris was removed overnight or this morning and both traffic signals were repaired early this morning. There was no impact on morning rush hour traffic," Walsh said.
The national Weather Service reported that winds ranged between 20 and 40 mph.

Posted on: 11/1/2013


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