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Downed trees, hail reported as storms move across E. TN

5:28 PM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
Thanks to WBIR viewer Audrey Burger for this picture of some pretty dark clouds moving into Sevierville.
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A strong storm moved across parts of East Tennessee Thursday afternoon, with tornado warnings issued for Knox, Cocke, Jefferson, Grainger, and Sevier Counties.

So far, there have been no reports of a tornado touchdown, but there were reports of downed trees, hail, high winds, and hard rain as that system moved from west to east across the viewing area.

As of 4:30 pm, KUB was reporting just over 1800 power outages  in their service area.

We checked with dispatchers in all of our East Tennessee counties:

Anderson: no damage
Campbell: few trees down
Claiborne: no damage
Cocke: very busy, no report
Cumberland: no damage
Fentress: no damage
Grainger: no damage
Greene: trees down, Singing Springs Rd. and McDonald Rd.
Hamblen: no damage
Jefferson: few trees down
Knox: Chapman Hwy. will be closed near 9000 block and Sevierville Pike for a couple hours because of a downed power pole.
Loudon: trees down in Greenback area
McMinn: no damage
Monroe: no damage
Morgan: no damage
Roane: no damage
Scott: no damage
Sevier: trees down Jones Cove and Pearl Valley, some flooding around Douglas Dam Rd., no structural damage reported or injuries
Union: few trees down

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