Crews still working to repair power after utility poles fall in Lebanon

Photo: WKRN

LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) – Crews are still working late Wednesday night to clean up several utility poles that fell as storms moved through Lebanon earlier in the day.

One of the poles snapped in half on Somerset Drive, causing a domino effect with five others falling and breaking.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

A nearby resident told News 2 she was at home with her children when one of the poles landed mere feet from her front door.

“I looked out the front window and noticed the pole – over there – just sideways,” Tanya Lawson said. “[I was] just in shock that that much damage happened from just the trees blowing around. It didn’t look like anything that would’ve caused that much damage.”

According to News 2’s meteorologists, wind guest in Lebanon reached up to 60 mph.

Hundreds of residents were without power for part of the afternoon while crews from a company in Chattanooga brought in new poles and began work to replace those that were damaged.

Robert Grega lives about a block away from where the poles fell. He told News 2 he suffered storm damage of his own when a tree fell on his front porch.

“I’ve got a claim number, I’ve got a tree service who’s supposed to call and remove the tree. It’s just a storm,” he said.

No injuries were reported. Power to the homes where the poles fell isn’t expected to be repaired until around midnight.

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