Hundreds still without power after Sunday's ice storm

Hundreds still without power after Sunday's ice storm

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Hundreds of people were still without power in Dickson County as of Monday night following Sunday's ice storm.

Tree limbs weighed down by ice knocked down power lines across the county. Officials are unsure how long the repairs will take.

Dickson Electric has called in additional crews from other states to help restore power ahead of another round of forecasted winter weather Monday night.

"I understand it's Mother Nature. It's nothing they can do about it, so they brought in some outside help, so they're really getting with it now," resident Grant Miller said.

Miller and his family have been without power since the weekend.

Due to the ongoing power outages, the Red Cross has opened up a shelter for residents at the Walnut Street Church of Christ located on 201 Center Avenue.

Dickson Emergency Operation Director, Rob Fisher, says officials have been gearing for the next round of winter weather if it comes to the area. He stresses authorities are ready to help those in distress, but they are asking citizens to be prepared too.

"We highly stress that citizens do what they need to do and get their supplies ready just in case we do have a delayed response to them for weather reasons," said Fisher.

Customers in Cheatham, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart and Sumner counties also lost power although many had service restored by Sunday night.

A spokesperson for Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative told News 2 power has been restored to all but a few isolated customers. Humphreys was the hardest hit. Meriwether Lewis covers Hickman, Lewis, Perry, Humphreys and Houston counties.

Due to the power outages, Dickson County schools closed Monday morning and several other counties opted to open late. View the complete list at wkrn.com/closings.

Winter weather across the country has caused flight delays at Nashville International Airport.  Several flights have been either delayed or canceled. Check flight conditions at FlyNashville.com.

Check the latest forecast and weather condition at wkrn.com/weather.

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