KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Thousands of customers in East Tennessee are still without power Thursday after storms, windy conditions and wildfires that began late Wednesday. Across the state about 8,300 customers are without power as of about 5:45 p.m. eastern time. The majority of the power outages are in East Tennessee.
County agencies as well as utilities agencies in the region are reporting outages due to fallen trees and downed power lines.
The Knoxville Utilities Board reports 944 customers are without power as of 5:55 p.m. Thursday.
The Lenoir City Utilities Board reports 4,749 customers were without power as of 5:55 p.m. Thursday.
The Sevier County Electric System reports 1,862 customers were without power as of 6 p.m. Thursday.
Oak Ridge Electric Department crews are working to restore power in the Emory Valley/Briarcliff area af
The Oak Ridge Electric Department is aware of a power outage in the Emory Valley/Briarcliff area. Electric crews are responding to restore service.
Further north, in Campbell County, the LaFollette Utilities agency reports 517 customers are without power.
The Alcoa Electric Department reports 116 customers are without power Thursday morning.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.