NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville Electric Service (NES) crews are working to restore power following severe weather Saturday night.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, about 3,500 people were without power in the Nashville area. NES says about 12,000 customers had their power knocked out after severe storms dumped 3.5 inches of rain in the NES service area. Eight power poles were broken and power lines were also knocked down.

Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, NES announced over 1,000 customers were still without power and that extra crews were brought in to assist. Crews are continuing to work around the clock until every customer has power.

No other information was immediately released.