Photos: Impact of Thursday’s Storm
(Memphis) Sudden, severe storms pounded the Mid-South Thursday afternoon at approximately rush hour, leading to traffic jams and wrecks.
Viewers sent pictures of flooding and storm damage from all over the Mid-South.
At one point, MLGW reported more than 5,000 customers were without power.
After the storm cleared, people found trees had fallen on cars and in roads, and some brought power lines down with them.
Wires were knocked down at Brunswick and Tracey, and a tree was down at Pleasant Ridge and Singleton.
There was also a tree down on Raleigh-Legrange:
Flooding on Whitten Road (notice the same red car in both photos):
An 18-wheeler overturned on northbound I-55 at Third Street, blocking all lanes of traffic for several hours.
Humboldt police tell us a plane was blown over at the airport.
An 18-wheeler also overturned at Main and the 45 bypass in Humboldt. One person was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
Austin Peay Hwy was closed at James Road due to flooding.
At 5:24 p.m., reporter Natasha Chen tweeted, “It’s a lake near Austin Peay and James. If you’re going south on Austin Peay, ramp toward James is closed.”
A tree fell on a car in Tipton County:
Due to inclement weather, the Sunset on the Square has been canceled for tonight.—
Collierville Police (@colliervillepd) July 18, 2013
We are very sorry to announce tonights film will be cancelled, but we have rescheduled for August 9th!—
Levitt Shell (@LevittShell) July 18, 2013
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