Storms move into East Tennessee causing damages, power outages

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Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 8:54 PM EST
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East Tennessee is bracing for another storm system on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

WVLT Meteorologists Austin Bowling and Ben Cathey gave some information about the forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning. Watch it on Facebook below.

Severe weather timeline and impacts. With Meteorologist Austin Bowling and Meteorologist Ben Cathey

Posted by WVLT on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Some residents, like those in Knox County, Sevier County, Loudon County, Cumberland County and Fentress County, might already have experienced some issues.

According to the Crossville/Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency, pea-sized hail was reported in parts of Cumberland County. There were trees reported down near Highway 70 and on Glad Creek Road.

Will post damage report here as I get them. Tree down Glad Creek in area of Never Fail. Tree down 70N just outbound of...

Posted by Crossville / Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Fentress County E-911 Center reported some power outages, too, with more than 100 without power in Cumberland County and more than 70 without power in Fentress County.

We have reported outages in Fentress County. VEC has been notified.

Posted by Fentress County E-911 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Loudon County Sheriff's Office said a large tree was blocking State Route 95 and Jackson Ferry Road. The sheriff's office said it fell and tore down primary electric lines, causing the closure of both roadways.

*UPDATE | 12:35 am EST State Highway 95, as well as Jackson Ferry Road, are back open at this time. Power lines have...

Posted by Loudon County Sheriff's Office, TN. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

More than 1,000 people were without power in Sevier County on Wednesday night, according to the outage map. Go

to view the outages. Multiple tree branches and debris were spotted on Highway 321 in the area.

The Knoxville Utilities Board reported that more than 1,000 were without power in Knoxville, with a large portion of those near Holston Hills and Hickory Hills.

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