UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads

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March came in like a lion. Severe thunderstorms pushed through early Wednesday morning, even prompting a tornado warning for northern parts of the county.

The driver of an 18-wheeler in La Vergne was taken to the hospital as his rig was overturned during the storm.

La Vergne spokeswoman Rachel Heggan says the truck was parked on Heil Quaker Boulevard when it was blown over onto its side. The driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Injuries are believed to be non life threatening.

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A portion of the metal roof of the Smyrna / Rutherford County Airport was damaged. While damage was limited to tree limbs in Murfreesboro, as the storm rolled in, several burglar alarms were activated. Police spokesman Kyle Evans on the radio Wednesday morning said their officers responded to a number of business and residential alarms. Some minor street flooding also caused some issues for city authorities.

FLOODING

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Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran told NewsRadio WGNS that Armstrong Valley Road south of Veterans Parkway is closed due to flooding. Northbound and Southbound traffic on Armstrong Valley Road are detoured onto Yeagan Road and then onto Thompson Road. Appropriate detours and traffic controls are in-place.

Head to WGNSRadio.com to take a look at some of the photos from social media of the storm coming in.


Murfreesboro Electric spokeswoman Amy Byers tells NewsRadio WGNS a tree fell on power lines and broke two poles on East Main at 2nd Avenue. She reports power should be restored in the immediate area of the broken poles within the next few hours. She says they're asking people to avoid the area as crews restore power. -- reported at 9:45am.

Photo from Amy Byers of tree down on power lines and poles due to Wednesday morning storm.


Damage to boats and slips at Four Corners Marina in La Vergne, near the Davidson County line.


Storm clouds as they roll through Eagleville from Merissa Tomlinson


Storm view from Elizabeth Marie from Battleground and Broad Street.


Storm view from Eagleville

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