UPDATE (12:30 p.m. Dec. 25) – There are 7,808 Knoxville Utility Board customers without power as of 12:30 p.m., according to the utility’s online outage map.
UPDATE (8 a.m. Dec. 25) — Knoxville Utility Board reports their outage is down to 8,559 customers this morning, meaning crews restored power to about 13,000 customers since 9 p.m. Thursday. The largest number of outages remaining is in zip code 37920, in South Knoxville.
- Knox County: 6,749
- Sevier County: 1,058
- Union County: 727
- Grainger County: 205
- Jefferson County: 13
- Blount County: 12
- Anderson County: 6
Sevier County Electric says 17,109 customers are affected by the power outage this morning, but lineman are making progress on 243 individual outages. Sevier County Vice Mayor Bryan McCarter said overnight that additional crews will arrive this morning from other areas to help restore power.
UPDATE (Midnight) — KUB is warning customers that hazardous road conditions and downed trees have led to unpredictable restoration times. The power company says they expect many will be without power throughout Christmas Day. Sevier County Emergency Management says crews are actively working to clear roads in their county of snow and fallen trees. They ask everyone to stay home as travel within the community is considered hazardous.
UPDATE (11 p.m. Dec. 24) — More than 35,000 customers are still without power in Knox and Sevier counties as crews continue working to get the lights on for many on Christmas Day.
UPDATE (9:15 p.m. Dec. 24) — Sevier County Electric System is reporting more than 19,800 customers are without power at this time.
UPDATE (9 p.m. Dec. 24) — KUB is reporting more than 22,000 customers are being affected by power outages.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Quick-falling, wet snow across East Tennessee is making it tough on power companies.
Knoxville Utilities Board reported more than 15,000 customers were without power just before 7 p.m.
At 8 p.m. about 500 residents had their power restored.
Sevier County Electric System’s power outage map continues to climb. As of 7:40 p.m. more than 17,000 customers were without power.
Alcoa Electric is working to restore power to more than 3,000 customers in Blount County.
Appalachian Electric Cooperative has 1,220 customers affected.
Other areas around Knox County were seeing fewer power outages. Clinton Utilities Board’s power outage map showed nearly 1,000 customers were affected but half were still without power as of 8 p.m.
LaFollette Utilities Board’s outage map had 123 customers reporting outages.
Lenoir City Utilities Board was reporting 16 without power.
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