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.