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City of Clarksville battered by Heavy Rain and High Winds

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Trees and power lines were knocked down by high winds late Thursday and early Friday across the city, while heavy rains forced water over roadways in some low-lying areas.

Emergency management officials said Clarksville saw from 6 to 7.5 inches of rain overnight, and winds with gusts up to 44 mph. The rain was pushing the Red River and the Cumberland River to flood stage. Localized flash flooding was occurring along the creeks and streams that flow into the rivers.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

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Clarksville Department of Electricity receiving reports on trees on power lines

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Department of Electricity is getting reports of trees on lines and lines down across town.

If you see a line down, stay away, keep others away, and call CDE at 931.648.8151.

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Clarksville Police reports Vehicle Accident on Kraft Street; Road Closure

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Kraft Street will closed this morning, March 12th, 2014 until 8:00am or later, due to a traffic collision.

Last night, March 2nd, 2014 at 10:20pm, the Clarksville Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Kraft Street, near Smithfield Manufacturing. A tractor trailer ran off the road and hit a pole, which took down power lines.

The driver and passenger refused medical attention. There is no further information at this time.

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City Storm Update

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – No injuries were reported as of 3:00am Wednesday in Montgomery County following a strong storm that swept across the area, damaging homes and downing trees and power lines.

A line of thunderstorms hit the Clarksville area just before 1:00am with high winds and heavy rain. One weather observer in the Woodlawn area reported a wind gust of 82 mph.

Early on 911 calls were received that two mobile homes had collapsed; one on Batts Lane and the other on Birch Road where a mother and her baby were trapped inside for about 30 minutes until emergency workers were able to free them. «Read the rest of this article»

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My Kentucky family’s “Ice Age”

 

Marion, Kentucky

ice_branchOnly a week ago, Tuesday, January 27, seems like such a long time to those who have suffered through the worst ice storm in memory. I was on the phone checking on my ninety-year-old cousin, Helen Moore.

Fairly early in the evening, her television service was already off and the streets were almost impassible. She did tell me that two friends, Phyllis Sykes and Hazel Todd, were going to come and stay with her if the power went out, as Helen does have two gas heaters. Even while we spoke, the electricity failed and has yet to come back on line. She was lucky that her telephone lines remained unbroken through the entire crisis.

When I checked back the following morning, Helen did have the promised company. I was relieved because she has major problems with her heart. They had slept fitfully through the icy night while as Phyllis phrased it,” Branches and even trees breaking sounded like rifle shots.” «Read the rest of this article»

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