Power outage affects about 7,000 around Fountain City

Power outage affects about 7,000 around Fountain City and Broadway

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A Kroger in Fountain City was closed due to the outage. A Kroger in Fountain City was closed due to the outage.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A power outage affected about 7,000 customers Sunday afternoon near Broadway and Fountain City. 

The outage started around 12 p.m.

A Kroger in Fountain City was closed due to the outage. One source says shoppers were asked to leave their carts and exit the grocery after the store's generator proved inoperable.

Knoxville Utilities Board does not know the cause of the outage. In the meantime, the utility is rerouting power from another substation. 

Power was restored to most customers before 2 p.m.

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