Severe storms cause downtown damage; 12,000 without power

Friday, April 15, 2011 at 5:13pm
Staff reports

The Metro Office of Emergency Management reported Friday afternoon that the day’s severe storms wreaked havoc throughout Nashville.

In downtown, glass was blown out from Puckett’s Grocery and a large TPAC sign fell onto the sidewalk on Union Street. 

Since 12:30 p.m., Nashville Electric Service reported 125 power outages, 47 trees down and 13 wires down. 

As late as 2:30 p.m., NES had roughly 12,000 customers without power.