Trees down, thousands lose power in Nashville-area storms
Nov. 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy storms have passed through the Nashville area, knocking out power for thousands, and weather forecasters issued a tornado warning.
Local news media reported a line of thunderstorms moving across the Nashville area and communities to the north and south Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for east central Rutherford County until 6 p.m. The warning included Cannon County as well. Tornado sirens sounded in the downtown Nashville area.
Nashville Electric said in a tweet that 6,000 customers were without power Saturday evening in Middle Tennessee. The company said crews would be working overnight to make repairs.
Trees were reported down in multiple locations.