Storm knocks out power in Hixson

photo A tree rests on a house on Hill Street in Dalton, Ga., after a powerful storm blew down trees and branches around Dalton and Northwest Georgia on Saturday afternoon. Power was out in much of the region. Staff Photo by Mariann Martin/Chattanooga Times Free Press

A fast-moving thunderstorm knocked down trees and power lines in Chattanooga and the tri-state region this afternoon but no serious injuries were immediately known.

A tree fell at the north end of the Olgiati Bridge in Chattanooga and blocked traffic, a dispatcher said, but was quickly cleared away. Power is out in Hixson around Highway 153 and EPB crews are working, he said.

Elsewhere inside and outside Hamilton County, dispatchers reported trees down and power out.

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