About 6,325 NES customers without power following storms

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:09pm
Staff reports

Nashville Electric Service officials said Thursday afternoon about 6,325 customers were without power at 5 p.m. as a result of the severe thunderstorms that passed through Nashville this week.

All broken poles that NES is aware of have been replaced or are being replaced. NES has 52 crews working to restore service to affected customers and isbringing in additional crews from Lexington, Ken., this afternoon.

The majority of the 800 outages NES experienced from Wednesday night's storm are individual outages. These types of outages affect small groups of customers and will take longer to repair because they are spread across the entire NES system. 

As of 9 a.m. Thursday morning, NES said about 13,300 customers were without power following the severe thunderstorms that passed through Nashville earlier today. That number is down from 28,000 NES customers lacking electricity shortly after the storms.

The majority of NES crews will continue to work in East Nashville and Inglewood before addressing other outages it the untility’s system. Some customers in those areas have lacked power since the Monday severe weather.

Also, NES has crews working on distribution circuits that are down, which will restore power to a significant number of customers in several areas. NES said it cannot estimate a time for restoration but could know by Thursday afternoon.

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

Filed under: City News