A significant portion of the Brentwood retail district will be impacted by a 12-hour power outage this week.
The outage will begin Tuesday at 7 p.m. and continue through 7 a.m. Wednesday morning while Nashville Electric Service crews upgrade several light poles.
"We felt like it would be easier for everyone involved to get it done in one night. Basically our crews [have] to replace poles along Franklin Road and we're also condensing some of our equipment," NES spokeswoman Laurie Parker explained.
Officials said the outage will affect the west side of Franklin Road from the H. G. Hill Shopping Center to the Brentwood Medical Center Building and on the east side of Franklin Road, beginning with businesses in the front portion of Brentwood Place Shopping Center.
One lane of traffic on Franklin Road will also be closed for the safety of NES employees, while the traffic light at Franklin and Chadwick drives will be inoperable.
The Brentwood Police Department will be assisting with traffic flow.
NES said approximately 80 customers, including 30 residential customers on Williamsburg Circle and Williamsburg Road, will also be impacted.
"We just hope that since it's during the middle of the week and overnight, hopefully it will have the least impact on our customers," Parker said.
Customers were notified in advance to make any necessary plans or preparations.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:07:37 GMT
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