A line of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon has left fallen trees and power lines behind in several East Tennessee counties.
Viewers have reported fallen trees and power outages in Knox County, Anderson County, Blount County, Campbell County, Cumberland County, Fentress County, Loudon County, McMinn County, Monroe County, Morgan County, Roane County, Scott County, and Union County.
Dispatchers we checked with said no injuries had been reported.
In West Knoxville, the wind ripped of a roof at Beaty Chevrolet. Workers said they were inside helping customers when the storm hit, peeling back the corrugated sheet metal and sending insulation flying. No one was hurt, and no cars were damaged. Most of the damage was in the body shop area.
As of 7:15 pm, KUB was reporting more than 33,000 customers were without power. The Clinton Utilities Board was reporting 5,460 customers without power. Lenoir City Utilities Board had 1,800 customers without power.
In Cumberland County, officials said trees and lines were down all over the county with widespread power outages. A building on Hwy 70 North in Monterey had some wind damage, but no injuries were reported.
In Anderson County, a tractor trailer wreck between Clinton and Lake City on Lake City Highway is blocking the road. Several other roads are blocked by fallen trees. Power is out throughout the county. 911 dispatch is running on generator power.
That same line of storms hit Roane County hard. Billy Caneup, a worker at Cash Saver in Kingston, described a scary scene as the storms tore through the city.
"There were buggies and debris flying everywhere in the parking lot," said Caneup. "We saw trees everywhere. We actually had tress in the parking lot and buggies flying all over the place."
A tree even fell outside the WBIR studios, blocking Bill Williams Avenue for a while.