About 3,600 NES customers without power following storms

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:47am
Staff reports

Nashville Electric Service officials said the utility’s crews are working to restore power to approximately 3,600 customers as of Wednesday morning. 

At the height of the storm overnight, approximately 12,500 customers lost power, NES said. That number had dropped to about 6,000 customers by 4 a.m.

The outages are scattered across the NES system. However, the hardest hit areas include the Sharondale, Edgehill and Battlefield neighborhoods. The southern segment of the NES system has a significant number of outages, too, officials said.

NES’ priorities for restoration of service include hospitals, nursing homes, water and sewer systems, and those facilities necessary for maintaining public health and safety; those repairs that will restore the greatest number of customers; and small groups and individual homes.

Customers should inspect the electrical equipment (meter boxes or mastheads) attached to their homes for damage. If any of that equipment has been pulled away from the house, the customer will need to hire a licensed electrician to make the necessary repairs and get a Metro Codes Department release before NES can restore power.

If there are downed wires in your area, assume they are live and call 9-1-1 to report an emergency condition. To report a power outage, call NES at 234-0000.