NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Severe storms and strong winds swept through the News 2 viewing area Friday, and thousands of power outages were reported throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
Nashville Electric Service reports as of 9:30 p.m. Friday, 77,000 customers are without power, with the majority of outages coming from the Goodlettsville, Antioch, and West Nashville areas. NES said crews are out repairing roughly 42 lines that are down. Twenty-four broken power poles will need to be replaced. NES has 28 sets of crew members in the field and are bringing in additional contract crews for extra support. NES added 3,000 customers power has been restored.
Dickson Electric reports over 18,400 people are without power, with the majority of outages being reported in Dickson, Cheatham, and Hickman counties.
Middle Tennessee Electric reports over 2,100 customers in Williamson County, over 2,500 customers in Wilson County, and just under 100 customers in Rutherford County are without power.
Upper Cumberland Electric reports 6 customers are without power.
Cumberland Electric reports over 21,000 customers are without power, with the majority of outages being reported in Cheatham, Sumner, and Montgomery counties.
CDE Lightband reports over 22,000 customers are without power in Clarksville after trees reportedly downed some power lines.
Duck River Electric Membership Corporation reports over 10,300 customers are without power, with the majority of outages being reported in Bedford, Franklin, and Marshall counties.
Nearly 1,500 customers are without power in Lawrenceburg due to numerous downed trees and power lines, according to Lawrenceburg Utility Systems. Many roads are also blocked due to downed trees.
Tri County Electric reports over 18,000 customers are without power in both Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. The majority of the outages are out of Scottsville, Celina, and Tompkinsville.
News 2 is actively tracking power outages across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and will update this story throughout the day as more outages are reported.
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