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Storm downs powerlines, trees in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A severe storm made its way across East Tennessee Tuesday night making for dangerous conditions and causing damage throughout the region. The inclement weather caused damaged houses, downed trees and powerlines in addition to other wind damage. 

The Knoxville Utility Board reported nearly 1,300 customers lost power due to the storms. After some restoration, KUB says there's still over 500 in Knoxville without power.

 As of 9:00 a.m., nearly 200 Sevier County Electric System customers are still without power. Volunteer Enery Cooperative has about 60 customers still without power, predominantly from Rhea and Cumberland counties.

The many of damage reports came from north and northeast Tennessee counties. Scott County reported several trees and powerlines down across the county due to wind damage. La Follette also reported similar conditions including a house damaged from a fallen tree and the roof of a trailer being blown off.

In Claiborne County, downed trees were reported in Sandlick with trees down near the Cedar Grove Marina. While in Jefferson City, a fallen tree was reported on Old Andrew Johnson Highway.

A house has been damaged in Lenoir City after a tree fell it during the storm. 

We will continue to update this with any updates or photos as they become available.


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