Powerful Storm Hits Robertson County

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) Robertson County has a powerful weather system over head. The storm should pass soon but it has strong winds and lightning.

So far this evening we have one report of lightning strike at a home on Cedar Grove Road in Cross Plains, two canoers have been reported lost on the Red River near Red River Canoe, we have many reports of trees down on roadways and about 5000 CEMC customers are without power.

UPDATE: 9:26pm According to Emergency Management Agency Director R.L. Gouglas, the number of down trees has increased to about 40 across the county.

UPDATE: 8:40pm Springfield customers affected by power outage. Reports of trees down and a sparking  a transformer.

UPDATE: Power outage climbs to over 6ooo CEMC customers.

UPDATE: According to Emergency Management Agency Director R.L. Gouglas, we have at least 20 trees down on roadways. ALSO: Some good news, the lost canoers have been safely located.

Amy Corbin at Corbin Creek Greenhouse in Springfield told Smokey Barn News that as of 7:50pm Saturday her Chrysanthemum crop is still in great shape.

Robertson County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 12:00am along with 26 other middle Tennessee counties..

At 7:03 pm cdt, a severe thunderstorm was located near Greenbrier, or near Springfield, moving northeast at 45 mph. 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. source… radar indicated. impact… hail damage to vehicles is expected.

Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include: Springfield, Ashland City, Goodlettsville, Millersville, Greenbrier, Coopertown, Ridgetop, Cross Plains, Pleasant View and Orlinda.

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Scattered severe thunderstorms are possible again from Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.

Monday Memorial Day:

Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High of 82. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

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