Storm Damage Reports from Last Night's Storms
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In Wilson County, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF2 tornado packing winds of 115 mph hit Mt. Juliet.
The second and third floors of the Lineberry office building collapsed in on Lebanon Road.
"I built it myself to take an event like this. And it looks like a freight train hit it. It's just destroyed. It laid the building down on top of cars, it put the building on top of people it's unbelievable," said the building's owner Dewey Lineberry.
Workers were inside the building when the storm hit, but took cover under mattresses, which protected them from falling debris.
Many businesses along Lebanon Road between Nonaville Road and Benders Ferry Road are closed due to damage, said police.
A semi also flipped on its side in Mt. Juliet, but the driver was not hurt.
The Robertson County EMA director said that 75-100 homes were severely damaged. Three homes had trees got through them. Most of the damage is in the eastern part of the county. One woman was hurt when a tree fell through her home. Some of the hardest hit homes are in the Highway 76/Gum Station Road area. A BP station on Tom Austin Highway was also damaged.
At 9:30 a.m., in Rutherford County, about 177 homes and Riverdale High School remained without power. Utility crews are currently working to remove a utility pole that snapped following high winds. Since the repair is expected to take hours, school officials canceled school at Riverdale. A total of 3,000 homes scattered across the city were without power briefly Wednesday morning - all but 177 homes along Warrior Drive are back on.
In Hickman County, there are major storm damage reports and debris in the Coble community on Highway 438 and Nickel Valley Road. Multiple homes were damaged in Coble.
At 5:53 a.m., Chris Jones with Middle Tennessee Electric said there were about 12,000 customers without power in Williamson, Wilson, Rutherford, and Cannon counties. Most of power outages in the Franklin area are near the Westhaven community.
In Maury County, a portion of the roof at Columbia State Community College was damaged.
In Dickson County, a roof blew off a house on Hillcrest Road. Trees are down across the county.
In Lewis County, trees and power lines are down across the county. An older barn was blown down on Highway 20.
In Maury County, there was a report of a door blown off at the Maury County Regional Hospital, but there is no structural damage.
In Sumner County, Nichols Lane off Highway 109 and Browns Lane off 31E in Gallatin were both blocked by trees down and lots of debris, said police.
A gasline broke at Highland Academy in Portland, TN, forcing students to evacuate, according to Sumner County EMS. Also, there are reports of a roof blown off a building and other debris blocking Homer Scott Road in the Castalian Springs community of Sumner County.
Cheatham County authorities said Highway 49 and 41-A were covered in debris and several trees are down. A tree is also down on I-40 West at the Kingston Springs exit.
Several cars were involved in a bad wreck on I-24 East near Haywood Lane in Nashville around 4:30 a.m. No major damage has been reported in Davidson County.