Damage left behind after storms rip through Middle Tenn. - WKRN News 2

Damage left behind after storms rip through Middle Tenn.

Posted: Updated: July 11, 2013 03:13 AM
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Several areas of Middle Tennessee sustained damage as summer storms ripped through the area Wednesday evening.

As the storms pushed through Williamson County, a large tree was uprooted, while other trees were snapped in half. No injuries were reported.

According to the Franklin Police Department's Twitter account, emergency crews responded to a home in the 200 block of Calgary Drive after a tree split and fell against the residence and onto cars. 

The home sustained broken windows.

The roof was also blown off the Holiday Wine and Spirits at a Franklin strip mall at Royal Oaks and Murfreesboro Road as quick moving storms pushed through the area.

"I heard it, but I didn't know what it was. I was taking cover because I thought a tornado was touching down," Lisa McLemore said.

Nearby Quality Inn Suites also sustained storm damage, though no injuries were reported.

For several hours motorists were urged to avoid Murfreesboro Road at the Interstate 65 interchange due to down power lines. The ramps were closed until just before 10 p.m. while crews cleared the scene.

Harpeth Towing is offering free chainsaw help to Franklin residents who need urgent assistance.  Those in need of the service can call 615-591-7445.

In Lebanon, a fire was sparked after lightning struck the College Hills Church of Christ. Officials reported minimum damage. The church was immediately evacuated.

Isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue through Middle Tennessee and south central Kentucky into early Thursday.

The storms will produce torrential downpours.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Middle Tennessee Wednesday evening.

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Overnight temperatures dropped to the mid-70s. Temperatures will remain in the upper 80s through Saturday.

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