Photos: Storm leaves thousands without power

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A strong storm passed through the Memphis area Thursday afternoon.

More than 38,000 MLGW customers were without power as of 3:45 p.m. Call 901-544-6500 to report an outage.

There are reports of several traffic lights not working. Treat them as four-way stops.

Watch out for downed trees and power lines. Call MLGW at 901-528-4465 to report downed lines or gas leaks.

The utility company says its crews, along with eight private contractors, are assessing damage and working to restore power.

There was also a mandatory evacuation of all spectators from the FedEx St. Jude Classic due to the storm.

Play was scheduled to resume at 4:45 p.m., although the course is closed to spectators for the rest of the day.

The WREG station took two power hits and ran on a back-up generator for a short time.

In Trumann, Ark., nearly 4,500 Entergy customers are without power.

In Blytheville, Ark., more than 8,000 are without power, as are more than 500 in Marked Tree.