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Some Memphis residents remain without power after storms

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MLGW crews have been working around the clock to repair damage from the storms. MLGW crews have been working around the clock to repair damage from the storms.
The storm raged for several hours, with a huge down-pour, and lots of lighting. The storm raged for several hours, with a huge down-pour, and lots of lighting.
Near Cooper and Madison, a huge tree blocked the roadway for a time. Near Cooper and Madison, a huge tree blocked the roadway for a time.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - MLGW crews have been working around the clock to repair damage from the storm that blew through Memphis and Shelby County Saturday evening.

MLGW reports power has been restored to all but just under 300 customers.

The storm raged for several hours and included a huge down-pour, and lots of lighting.

For people like Robert Martini who had to drive to work navigating roads during the storm became challenging.  And Martini said just as he neared Cooper and Madison, he found a huge tree in the way.

"It was it came out of nowhere pretty fast," said Martini.  "Well they had a couple of police cars up here and the lines were down and the tree was lying across the street and I guess it stopped traffic for a minute," he added.

MLGW officials say the storm caused scattered damaged around the Memphis area, mostly downed limbs and a few broken utility poles.  For some people, that meant losing power for awhile.

Residents we talked to say they're just glad the damage wasn't any worse.  Martini says in the midst of the damage, the storm may turn out to be good news for some farmers.

"I guess it was well deserved I know we've been kind of dry here for a while.  The rain's been coming in and out a couple of days but it was pretty nice," Martini said.

If you're still experiencing a power outage from the storm you can call the MLGW outage hotline at (901) 544-6500.

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