Update On Utility Outages

Local utilities continued working hard to restore services on Wednesday... Photo by Tiffany Clutter

Local utilities continued working hard to restore services on Wednesday… Photo by Tiffany Clutter

We have more information on the problems the area received from the winter weather. Tullahoma Utilities Board (TUB) reports that they experienced scattered outages across town due to trees (pine mostly) as they became heavy with ice. Areas that were affected the most were Ovoca Road, Stone Blvd./Westview area, Crestwood/Westwood, Lake Circle/Crosslake/Lakewood, Wilson Ave., Old Shelbyville Hwy, Bragg Circle, Sharondale area, Tara Estates, Old Estill Springs Hwy, Fort Street, Ragan Street, and Silver/Ham streets.
TUB says they had multiple primary wires down, a broken pole, and multiple damaged transformers.
Approximately 1,000 people in total were affected.
Crews worked throughout the night on Monday and finished restoring power to all areas of Tullahoma on Tuesday morning.

Charter Communication also had problems with outages. Around 1,500 costumers lost all or part of their cable, phone and or internet services. Most of Charter Communication services have been restored.

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation had to battle many issues throughout its large service area. A huge amount of the several thousand that lost electric power was in Coffee County but that number was reduced to only a few by Wednesday afternoon.
Nine outside crews with their bucket trucks and equipment rallied to help DREMC. They came from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, South Pittsburg; Tri-County EMC, Lafayette; Middle Tennessee EMC, Murfreesboro; Shelbyville Power; and Fayetteville Public Utilities. Crews from Alabama are also in the area including those from Joe Wheeler EMC and Black Warrior Electric Cooperative. Contractor crews round out those assisting local linemen.