Power outages affect thousands in Middle Tennessee following storms

A line of storms that moved across Middle Tennessee late Sunday night into early Monday morning has left thousands of people without power as they wake up today.

CDE Lightband, in a social media update just before midnight on Sunday, May 26, notified its members that their crews were diligently working to restore power in the safest and quickest manner possible.

According to the power company’s online outage map, over 3,000 individuals were experiencing a power outage as of 4 a.m. on Monday, May 27. However, by 8 a.m., the number had decreased to 1,298.

According to Nashville Electric Company’s (NES) outage map, there were over 2,000 members experiencing a power outage in the early hours of Monday morning. However, by 8 a.m., the number of affected members had decreased to 1,139. The largest outage was reported near the Nashville International Airport.

At 8 a.m. on Monday, May 27, the power company based in Nashville issued the following statement.

According to NES, the aftermath of last night’s storm revealed that three power poles were broken by strong winds, resulting in a power outage for more than 5,000 customers. However, NES crews were able to restore power to approximately 4,000 outages after the severe threat passed. Currently, there are just over 1,000 customers still without electricity. The largest outage, affecting 640 customers, is located near the airport and is the site of one of the damaged poles. NES extends their gratitude for the patience of customers as crews work diligently and safely to restore power to everyone affected.

Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC) provided an update in the early hours of the morning, confirming that their crews are diligently working to locate and repair downed power lines and broken poles. These damages are suspected to have been caused by a combination of lightning strikes and fallen trees. Following the initial round of storms on Sunday, May 26, CEMC reported that over 10,000 of their members were left without electricity.

By Monday at 4 a.m., the number of affected members had decreased to just over 1,500. A further update at 8 a.m. showed that there were still a little over 1,100 customers without power.

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