CDE reports steady progress restoring power


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The CDE Lightband continues to make progress in restoring power to Clarksville customers, reporting at 1 p.m. Monday that about 5,800 homes and businesses remained without power after a severe storm Saturday afternoon knocked out service to more than 30,000 customers.

According to authorities, CDE crews, along with help from regional utility companies, whittled the number of outages to 17,000 late Sunday and about 7,000 at 6 a.m. Monday.

Crews from utilities in Murfreesboro, Lenoir City, Gallatin and Tullahoma in Tennessee, and from Huntsville, Alabama, also have rushed to Clarksville to help battle the damage.

The CDE advised that some customers may be without power through Tuesday because of the extent of damages to its power system.

The CDE General Manager Brian Taylor also released a statement:

“We made good progress through the night and continue to make progress today,we are still looking like we will have some customers without power on Tuesday. I’d like to thank our customers for being patient throughout this process.”

Taylor also reached out to thank the regional utilities who had come to Clarksville’s aid: Gallatin Department of Electricity, TUA LightTube, Murfreesboro Electric Department, Middle Tennessee Electric, Lenoir City Utilities Board, City of Cookeville Electric Department, and Huntsville, Ala., Utilities. Crews from NES in Nashville were expected to join the effort later Monday, and two private companies, Davis H. Elliot Company Inc. and Wright Tree Service were working alongside CDE. 

The  Clarksville Street Department reported Monday that several streets remain closed because of debris and other problems and a handful of intersections still had inoperable signals.

Here’s the list of road closures:

  • Airport Road to Tiny Town Road at Outlaw Field.
  • Needmore Road from Keyland Drive to Thrush Drive.
  • Bunker Hill Road.
  • 506 Linda Lane.
  • Gracey Avenue.
  • Forbes Street.
  • Current Street.
  • E Street

Here is the list of intersections with traffic signal problems:

  • Jordan Road and Purple Heart Parkway.
  • Lafayette Road and Cunningham Lane.
  • Fort Campbell Boulevard and Concord Lane
  • Fort Campbell Boulevard and Purple Heart Parkway.
  • Franklin Street and Ninth Street.
  • Franklin Street and 10th Street.
  • Madison Street lane direction arrows.

Parks & Recreation Facilities 

The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department also is battling power outages, wind damage, and downed trees at several parks, pools and recreation centers. 

These facilities, with storm-related  issues, are closed until further notice: 

  • New Providence Pool is without power, and lights on the pool dome were broken by the wind. It could reopen on Tuesday. 
  • Clarksville Greenway from Mary’s Oak to Pollard Road Trailhead is cleared of trees but still needs extensive cleanup. Pollard Road Trailhead to the Red River is closed because of downed trees and power lines.
  • Kleeman Recreation Center is without power and closed.
  • Heritage Park dog park (large dog side only) is closed because of tree damage.  
  • Billy Dunlop Park and Robert Clark Park are closed until February for renovation.

Other parks had downed trees and other minor damage, but remain open.

Residents are urged to check Facebook pages for the City, CDE Lightband, Clarksville Street Department and the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department for updates.

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