Power outages affecting Middle Tennesseans as temps drop

Thousands of NES customers are experiencing outages.
WSMV's Tosin Fakile has the latest on power outages in Middle Tennessee.
Published: Dec. 22, 2022 at 10:19 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Power outages are beginning to affect thousands in Middle Tennessee as cold weather moves into the area.

As of 9 p.m. Friday, Nashville Electric Services reported fewer than 7,000 customers were still without power. An NES spokesperson said crews were responding to those affected areas to restore power. However, not every customer’s power will be restored by Friday night.

NES says crews are working around the clock, concentrating first on areas with more outages, like Antioch. Those outages are expected to be restored by Friday afternoon.

The reasons for the outages including broken power poles and an equipment failure near Cane Ridge, NES said.

Cumberland Electric in Sumner County reported more than 1,700 customers were about power.

Duck River Electric reported 245 Marshall County customers were without power as of 10 p.m. Thursday About 160 customers were without power in Coffee County and 150 outages were reported in Maury County. About 140 combined outages were reported between Bedford, Moore and Lincoln Counties.

More than 200 Middle Tennessee Electric customers were without power in Williamson County.

Crews will respond in emergency situations to restore power.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.