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Heavy Rains Delay LP Field Concert As Storms Push Through Middle Tenn.

Heavy Rains Delay LP Field Concert As Storms Push Through Middle Tenn.

CREATED Jun 7, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A line of strong to severe storms moved through Middle Tennessee Saturday evening and delayed some of the activities scheduled for the third day of the CMA Music Festival.

The show lasted well into the night as a result of the delay, with Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban headlining the concert. 

In anticipation of the storms, many counties in Middle Tennessee were placed under a Tornado Watch.

 The line of storms pushed through the Nashville area around 7 p.m., delaying the major concert at LP Field for at least two hours. 

The most severe weather of the evening occurred in areas south of Nashville, where several counties were inundated with rain last Thursday. Around 9:30 p.m. a Tornado Warning was issued for Bedford, Marshall And Maury Counties, after a storm capable of producing a tornado was detected just south of Columbia. 

As of Saturday night, thousands of residents were without power, with Spring Hill being one of the hardest hit areas. City officials urged motorists to remain off of the roadways, due to the threat of downed trees and power lines. 

Portions of Williamson County could experience extended power outages throughout the weekend. 

The final day of the 2014 CMA Fest gets underway on Sunday.