As of 5 p.m. central time today (Sunday, March 29, 2020), Volunteer Electric is reporting below 9,000 members total in the area without power. Crews are working through the damage and will continue until everyone’s power is restored. There are more than 50 broke poles as well as lines down. At this time, Volunteer Electric does not have a specific estimated time of restoration but it will be late tonight or early tomorrow morning before everyone’s power is back on.
As of 5 p.m. central time, the following customers remain without power:
CUMBERLAND COUNTY – 2,900 customers
RHEA COUNTY – 1,196 customers
WHITE COUNTY – 966
ROANE COUNTY – 436 customers
BLEDSOE COUNTY – 440 customers
MCMINN COUNTY – 291 customers