Dickson Electric to restore power to almost all customers - WKRN News 2

Dickson Electric to restore power to almost all customers

DICKSON, Tenn. -

Power should be back on by the end of the day for almost all of Dickson Electric Systems' 36,000 customers.

General Manager Darrell Gillespie told News 2 that around 150 electrical crew members have been working 16 hours since an ice storm froze power for almost 12,000 customers.

At 10 a.m. the electric company's general manager knew exactly how many were still without power.

"482," he told News 2 without hesitation.

On Pond Road north of Dickson, local crews mixed with contract workers from Ohio to restore power to three homes that have been without electricity since Sunday.

The crews had to dodge chunks of falling ice from trees thawing as temperatures crept over the freezing mark late Wednesday.

"It's okay," laughed one crew member as the ice plunked off his helmet. "It's better than the cold of the last few days."

Dickson County High School junior, Macon Webster, appreciated the work going on to restore power not only to his family's home, but houses where his grandmother and brother lived near Pond Road.

"It makes me happy, pretty happy," said the teen as crews restored three snapped power poles around his house. "No hot water and TV, been kind of bored, so I have been walking outside."

Crews have worked long hours, day and night, to restore power across five counties.

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