Severe storms knock down trees, knock out power and cause some damage

A line of severe thunderstorms plowed south across the Pennyrile region Friday morning, knocking out power to thousands of people and causing some damage.

About 5,000 Pennyrile Electric members and close to 300 Hopkinsville Electric System customers were without power during the storms.

Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says there were numerous reports of trees and utility lines down across roadways in the county and city and reports of damage to signage along Fort Campbell Boulevard from suspected straight-line winds.

Todd County Emergency Management Director Daniel Smith said there were trees down on US 79 and a power line blown down on Old Allensville Road and Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick Turner noted several tree limbs on roads across the county.

Trigg County Emergency Management Director David Bryant reported only a few trees down, with no significant damage.

There were no injuries noted anywhere in the area from the storms.