Smokey Barn News Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 Robertson County, Tenn.
A good sized storm hit Robertson County Thursday night. It was very calm right up till the last minute. There was heavy rain, wind and hail. Large areas in the county were without power for hours due to down trees and utility poles. Crews worked quickly to restore power. Cable Internet and TV services were interrupted for several hours. Flooding was also an issue for short periods but all-in-all the county fared fairly well.
Several hundred homes were still without power in Robertson County as of: 8:00AM Friday, According to the Robertson County Emergency Management Director, RL Douglas. Mostly in the upper right corner of R.C. By 12:00PM most customers had power restored.
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See SLIDESHOW Below.
(BELOW) A mobile home was turned upside down and destroyed in high winds on Bob Car Rd in Cross Plains (Exact Location). A neighbor told Smokey that except for a week or two here and there the home has been mostly unoccupied.
Cross Plains Rd was covered in water and debris but should be clear now.
Internet service went out for many customers in Springfield and Ridgetop and was restored around 9:12pm
Starks Rd and Gause Rd. Cedar Grove near Hwy 31W and Palestine Rd were all effected by down trees. Crews worked all night to clear the roads. Palestine Rd at New Cut were closed until Friday morning due to a large down tree. Two power lines snapped in half on New Cut Rd (see map)
A tree fell on a car at 4870 Starks Rd in the Cross Plains area. Another vehicle on Hwy 52 (see pic below) fell on a vehicle trapping its occupants until CEMC could arrive and cut power to the lines thus allowing crews to free the occupants..
Update 10:20pm Friday
According to the Robertson County Emergency Management Director, RL Douglas, no major structural damage in the county other than the barn on Pinson School Rd that was destroyed. One report of a lightning strike hitting a home. Another report of a home in Cross Plains that had its roof blown off but no one was able to find the house and they have yet to confirm the report. On Hwy 52 a utility pole fell on a vehicle trapping its occupants until CEMC could arrive and cut power to the lines thus allowing crews to free the occupants. As of 10:25pm Thursday evening several thousand Robertson County residents are without power.
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A barn was blown over and destroyed on Pinson School Rd. near Hwy 76. The barn was covering the roadway but has been removed with a bulldozer, the road is now clear. See before and after photos below…
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Below map shows affected areas without power. There were also reports of power lines and poles down all over the county.
(BELOW) Power outage chart at 11:38pm Thursday Evening..
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