Heavy storm causes flooding, power outages
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heavy storms came through Blount County and the surrounding area Thursday afternoon, causing some minor flooding and downed power lines.
Areas such as West Millers Cover Road in Walland and North Wildwood Road in Maryville experienced flooding and some downed trees and debris, and there were reports of power lines down on both roads.
There were also reports of numerous lightning strikes in the area.
Troy Morgan, electric service supervisor for Alcoa Electric, said, “We’ve been hit pretty hard.”
High winds knocked out power in West Millers Cove, Wildwood, Blockhouse region, Alcoa Highway and Airbase Road.