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UPDATED: Early morning storms bring damage to Valley


Update 1:00 p.m.

RINGGOLD, CATOOSA COUNTY (WRCB) – Eyewitness News has crews across North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee, taking a look at the damage from the storms.

Update from Reporter Callie Starnes (@CallieStarnes) and Photojournalist Adam Watts (@AdamWatts3) in Catoosa County:

According to North Georgia EMC, 7,500 were without power in Catoosa and Walker counties after storms moved through the area Monday. Crews are working throughout the region to restore power, but there's no timetable yet for when utilities will be fully restored.

Poplar Springs Rd in Catoosa - Garrett family says tree fell on their home around 5am after a lot of hail and wind. No one was hurt. Their trying to make some repairs to the roof, but it's still raining.

Hulsey Road in Catoosa County - Trees have fallen on many of the power lines here. Power company has yet to arrive on the scene and the entire neighborhood is without power.

Residents on Keith Road are telling us, based on the damage, they think a tornado may have touched down in the neighborhood. We're headed there now to talk to the residents.


Update 12:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Eyewitness News has crews across North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee, taking a look at the damage from the storms.

Reporter Callie Starnes (@CallieStarnes) and Photojournalist Adam Watts (@AdamWatts3) are in Catoosa County where a tree has fallen on a home.

[See Callie's video update]

Antwan Harris (@AntwanHarris) reports severe damage in Hamilton County, off Highway 58.

Gordon Boyd (@GordonBoyd3) and Photojournalists Reggie Coleman (@regman77) and Tim McCurry are in Chattooga County where a large tree has fallen into a home.

We're also getting photos of storm damage from viewers across the region.  Check out the Eyewitness severe weather gallery.

If you have storm reports or pictures, email pix@wrcbtv.com if it is safe to do so.



CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - It has been a rocky start to the work week. The Channel 3 viewing area is seeing some much-needed rain. But high winds have damaged trees, power lines, and created a mess.

Here's a list of storm reports coming into our newsroom. This is an evolving list with the most recent reports listed first. 

Updated 8:35 a.m.

Accident on Tunnel Hill @75SB cleared. 

Updated 7:55 a.m.

Accident with multiple vehicles: I-24 @ Moccasin Bend.

Updated 7:49 a.m.

Accident in North Georgia on Hwy 193 @ Hwy 136.  Hwy 193 shut down.

Power back on Hwy 58, Hamilton County Schools spokesperson Danielle Clark says "school as normal".

Updated 7:34 a.m.

Accident at I-75 SB @ Tunnel Hill. All southbound lanes blocked.

Updated 7:20 a.m.

Power lines down near Central High in Hamilton County. No power. Students with cars or rides are being sent home. More busses coming for others.

Updated 7:06 a.m.

* Accident with injuries on Hwy 153NB between Hwy 58 & Amnicola Hwy

* Accident with injuries on Dupont Pkwy @ Hixson Pike

Updated 6:53 a.m.

* Trion City Schools in Georgia on 2 hour delay.

Updated 6:47 a.m.

* Power out on Brainerd Rd from Walmart to Airport Rd . Power outages reported up and down Rossville Blvd.

* In Cleveland, trees down: Wildwood @ Wildwood Lake , Blackburn Rd @ Dalton Pike, Dry Valley @ Sheffey Ln. Lights Out 25th @ Peerless.

Updated 6:40 a.m.

* DeKalb County Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay today, except Ider. All classes at Ider are canceled today due to power outage.

* Walker County schools on 2 hour delay due to weather.

Updated 6:23 a.m.

* I-75 southbound between 2 Ringgold Exits- wires across interstate

* Trees down across road, lights out in St Elmo Ave - TN Ave Accident at Towerway Dr @ Lightfoot Mill

Updated 6:09 a.m.

* Power outages in Brainerd, on S. broad, in Ooltewah - Collegedale, Rossville Ft-Oglethorpe Chattanooga Valley, Harrison- hwy 58

* Hwy 58 blocked north and south bound lanes in front on Central High school. Power lines down.

* Accident in Marion County I-24EB @ 163mile marker - overturned vehicle, partially blocking interstate

* Storm causing power outages on Broad Street and Rossville , Ft. Oglethorpe

Updated 6:05 a.m.

Walker County schools on a 2-hour delay


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