Fallen tree knocks out power to thousands - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Fallen tree knocks out power to thousands

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Thousands of homes lost power overnight Friday when a tree fell on power lines.

As many as 2,000 homes and businesses spent time without power, and part of Tutwiler Avenue had to be closed.

The tree fell in the 3800 block of Tutwiler around midnight.

MLGW said crews assessed the problem overnight, but were not sure how long it would take to the repair the damage.

The tree did not hurt anyone when it fell. 

It's not clear at this time if weather is to blame for the fallen tree.

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