KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Storms swept across East Tennessee, leaving behind damage and fallen trees.
In Grainger County, a tree fell down blocking part of Rutledge Pike. Crews were out working quickly to get the tree cleared from the road with officers assisting in directing traffic around the tree.
The heavy rain and winds also caused a tree to fall across the driveway at Greystone Mansion, where WATE is located, in Knoxville.
The City of Oak Ridge reported around 6 p.m. that fallen trees had caused about 10-15 customers to be without power. According to the city, crews were working to restore power.
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said around 6:45 p.m. an overturned semi-truck and several power lines were downed across State Route Highway 95 near Big Hill Road
The incident happened before the storm came into the area.
However, the road was closed for crews to clear the scene but repairs would take several hours to complete due to the inclement weather moving through the area, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office said.