Ice hangs on a power line in Dickson County on Dec. 9, 2018. (WSMV)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) -- While the winter weather was milder than expected in many places across the Mid-state, thousands across northern Middle Tennessee experienced day-long power outages due to ice.

Reports of outages began around very early on Sunday morning, and more than 8,000 Cumberland Electric Membership Corp. customers were without power across Cheatham, Montgomery, Roberson and Sumner County by 8 a.m.

CEMC said the outages were due to icy power lines and downed trees. The company also said one of the largest outages in Springfield happened due to a transformer fire on Owens Chapel Road.

As of 9 p.m. on Sunday, more than 5,000 people were still without power. Electricity has since been restored to the majority of customers.

White House Heritage High School in Robertson County will be closed on Monday due to power outages.

Below-freezing temperatures overnight and the possibility of some light snowfall during the early morning hours led many schools districts in northern Middle Tennessee to open school two hours late or to close on Monday.

For Snowbird's full list of school closings, click here

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