NES: Squirrel causes power outages in Belle Meade area

News

BELLE MEADE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thousands were without power this morning in Belle Meade according to a tweet from Nashville Electric Service.

NES officials say about 2800 customers across Belle Meade and nearby communities by Hillsboro Road experienced power outages. Currently, that number is down to about 837.

Find more Top Stories from wkrn.com

NES is investigating the situation to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible. NES officials originally said a downed tree was the cause. In an update provided just after 11 a.m., they say a squirrel got into some equipment and it was not a tree on a downed line. The squirrel died.

No other information was immediately released.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss