Gusty winds close roads, down trees and power lines in East Tennessee

Clinton Highway power lines down (Anderson County Sheriff's Office)

CLINTON (WATE) – Down trees and power lines are causing road closures and power outages throughout East Tennessee on Monday afternoon.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says Clinton Highway is now open in both directions near Wolf Valley Road after fallen trees and power lines blocked the roadway.

Clinton Utilities Board has made repairs to the roadway: poles and power lines were replaced.

Related: Report an outage

The Knoxville Utilities Board reported at one point over 6,000 people in their coverage area without power. The biggest concentrations wew in the Norwood area, the Cedar Bluff area, and the Holston area.

The WATE 6 On Your Side Storm Team said to be Weather Aware on Monday due to gusty winds coming in on the heels of rain. They said gusts could exceed 30 miles per hour.

More online: Knoxville weather forecast

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