As many as 10,000 Dickson Electric Service customers lost power overnight as storms moved through Middle Tennessee. DES General Manager Darrell Gillespie said a line of strong storms moved through the area around 3:30 Wednesday morning causing numerous power outages due to downed lines and falling trees. He said the Hickman and Cheatham county parts of the five-county service area appeared to be the hardest hit, but outages were scattered across Dickson County. The initial storm left about 9,500 customers without power and as crews began making repairs that number dropped to around 6,500. Then around 4:30 the Tennessee Valley Authority transmission line that feeds part of the system went out and the number of affected customers jump back up to 10,000. Gillespie said he was hoping daylight would help crews locate the problems and speed up the restoration process.