Damage reported after strong storms push through Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Damage was reported in parts of Middle Tennessee as strong storms moved across Middle Tennessee late Tuesday afternoon into the evening.

The storms began just before 4 p.m. in the southern area of the mid-state, bringing with it heavy rain and large hail.

The hail was reported in several areas, including in Lewisburg, Pleasantville, Waynesboro and Hohenwald, among others.

(Courtesy: iReport2)

PHOTOS: Storm damage on March 21

A photo sent to News 2 out of Pulaski in Giles County shows what appears to be a funnel, but the National Weather Service confirms it’s what they call a downdraft—a column of air that rapidly sinks toward the ground.

Damage was also reported in Rutherford County, where Sgt. Dan Goodwin told News 2 a portion of the roof was blown off Christiana Elementary School, sending water into some of the hallways and classrooms.

Luckily, no one was injured, but the school will remain closed Wednesday.

Nearby on South Church Street, a tractor-trailer was blown onto an SUV near Interstate 24 West.

Hazelwood and Old Nashville Highway in Smyrna (Courtesy: iReport 2)

Trees and lines were also reported down in Rutherford County. High winds also blew down tree limbs in neighboring Bedford County.

There’s no word at this time if anyone was injured.

Power outages were also reported. As of 6 p.m., Middle Tennessee Electric reported more than 2.800 customers without power. Click here to view the outage map.

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