The winter blast that brought freezing rain, sleet and snow to Middle Tennessee Wednesday night and Thursday morning did not disrupt electric service like the two ice storms that hit in February.
Linemen worked scattered power outages on the Duck River Electric Membership Corp. system as precipitation changed from sleet to snow soon after daybreak. The freezing rain, which would have led to icing on power lines and trees, was minor compared to forecasted amounts.
The largest outage occurred when a tree fell on a three-phase circuit along Hawthorn Hill in Bedford County Thursday morning. Service was restored to the 141 co-op members affected.
In Moore County, 70 members were without power after a tree fell on a tap. Their service was also restored.
Sewanee appeared to have received more ice buildup than other parts of the DREMC service territory. However, no power outages had been reported as of Thursday morning.