Gusty winds this morning led to a short power outage in Highland Park and disruption of classes at Tennessee Temple University.
Winds were gusting 20-to 25 miles and hour at times and that was enough to create some problems for anyone living around Union Avenue, Hawthorne Street and Highland park boulevard.
A tree split down the middle and fell on power lines in the 1700 block of Union Avenue.
That's near Tennessee Temple University.
MEGAN HAWKINS, TENNESSEE TEMPLE STUDENT "I was sitting in my old testament class and then the lights were flickering on and off,and we were all curious, we didn't look outside or anything and then we heard this loud explosion and then sirens came around and the lights went off."
The Electric Power Board quickly sent half a dozen trucks and started clearing the lines and replacing transformers.
A Tennessee Temple spokesman praised the quick response, but pointed out that that part of the city has an abundance of older lines.
DENNIS CLARK, TENNESSEE TEMPLE SPOKESMAN "The utility companies were very responsive.. In getting a grid that's somewhat antiquated ..You know, as you can see...we've got lines throughout the majority of our campus..hopefully in our redevelopment..our campus is going through a redevelopment phase her.. And hopefully within the couple of years these lines will be underground."
Security people were on alert when the wind got up.
CHRISTOPHER CARPENTER, SECURITY GUARD "The wind was blowing real hard and I was inside one of the venues ...And, we actually seen it explode and then it caught fire...but luckily we got the fire department on the scene and got them to respond very quickly."
No one was hurt and traffic returned to normal when the lines were cleared.
Despite the rainy and gusty morning, the incident in Highland Park was the only power outage reported.