Winds got up to 95 mph in Cumberland County, report says

Storms cause damage and power outages across East Tennessee
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(WVLT) -- A strong line of storms moved across East Tennessee early Sunday morning.

Rick Williams, Crossville Emergency Management Director, said the National Weather Service assessed damaged Monday and found the system was a straight lined winds that reached up to a 95 mph speed.

Williams said there were minor injuries because of the storms, but all are expected to recover.

The severe weather threat moved east of East Tennessee and into North Carolina and Virginia, but many residents are left with the aftermath of the storms.

The storms were first reported in Cumberland County where more than 7,500 residents were without power.

Dispatch confirmed trees down on Highway 70 in the Pleasant Hill area of Cumberland County.

Crews with the Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency asked residents to stay home and stay off the roads Sunday morning because of the debris on the roads in many areas.

There were a dozen roads with reported storm damage. Those roads are cleared for drivers.

The strong winds in the early morning storm caused a train to blow over in Sparta.

The storms approached Knox County around 6 a.m. Officials with the Knoxville Utilities Board said there were more than 26,500 people without power due to the storms.

Multiple Knox County residents reported trees down.

Blount County Dispatch said there were multiple reports of trees and power lines down. Officials said power poles were uprooted on Lindsey Street in Alcoa.

In Sevierville, police-reported trees down on Snapp Road at Rivergate. The tree is completely blocking Snapp Road. Police are asking drivers to use alternate routes.

Officials reported a small tree down on Louisville Road at Allison Motor Craft, blocking one lane.

A WVLT viewer said a tree was uprooted near his trailer in Louisville, Tenn.

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