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Storms continue to pound Tennessee
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Storms continue to roll through Middle Tennessee with strong winds, vivid lightning, hail and heavy downpours of rain.

Nashville Electric Service reported more than 22,000 customers without power at dawn Tuesday. Trees and power lines are down and police closed a section of Briley Parkway in East Nashville because of debris.

Forecaster John Cohen at the National Weather Service office in Nashville says a downburst hit southeastern Davidson County before dawn and moved northeastward across downtown, bring down many trees and power poles. Cohen says there were no early reports of injuries.

Storms rocked the Big Rock community of Stewart County, about 70 miles northwest of Nashville Monday evening.

Schools are closed in Stewart County for Tuesday because of debris on the roads and forecasters will look for tornado evidence.