Power outages reported across the Upper Cumberland after strong storms passed through early Sunday morning.
Some 6,000 customers of Volunteer Energy across Cumberland County were without power just after 3am. That number increased to about 7,000 by 3:45am.
About 1200 customers without power in White County. Southern Fentress County reported about 1300 without power. 400 in Putnam County without power according to Volunteer Energy.
Caney Fork Electric reporting “widespread power outages” just after 3:20am. To report a power outage in McMinnville, call (931) 473-2631; Sparta (931) 836-3945; Spencer (931) 946-7579 and Smithville (615) 597-6274.
Pleasant Hill resident reported trees down along highway 70. Trees reported down in the Pomona area with several blocking the road. A large tree in the yard in a home in Baker’s Crossroads community of Cumberland County. A HAM Radio operator reported trees down on Polar Drive in Crossville.
Several trees down in the northern section of Sparta according to reports. Several Doyle residents reporting damage.
HAM Radio Operators in Warren County reported power out along Highland Road, Crisp Springs Road, Robert Smith Road just before 3:00am. Scattered damage also reported. A
The storm moved from Lewisburg where it brought trees down with winds from 50 to 70 mph. The straight line winds with the storm led to the brief issuance of a tornado warning for parts of Cumberland, Putnam and White Counties.
The Sunday morning storms raced across middle Tennessee at 80mph.