Note: This story is no longer being updated as of 4:30 p.m.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Rolling blackouts began Friday for parts of East Tennessee, per power companies, as the Tennessee Valley Authority experienced high demand for electricity. Please see this story about the updates on the rolling blackouts.

Earlier, some power outages have been reported in East Tennessee as winter weather moves through the region. The region is expected to experience possible flash freezing, single-digit temperatures, and strong winds, which could lead to potential power outages. WATE 6 On Your Side is monitoring power agencies’ updates as they’re made available.

Sevier County Electrical Systems and Knoxville Utilities Board as well as agencies in Loudon and Blount counties reported outages beginning overnight Friday amid wind, falling temperatures and dangerous winter weather conditions.

Knoxville Utilities Board

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, KUB reported there were 310 of 214,826 customers currently without power.

Lenoir City Utilities Board

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, LCUB reported there were 514 of 73,288 customers currently without power.

City of Oak Ridge

The City of Oak Ridge said Friday morning that Oak Ridge Electric crews have been working through the night to restore power.

As of 10:30 a.m. Friday, outages have been reduced to about 50 customers citywide, the city said, as crews were working on replacing a pole on Morningside Drive.

“Power is anticipated to be restored to all within the next 4 hours,” the city added. “THANK YOU AGAIN, Oak Ridgers! We appreciate your patience!!”

Sevier County Electrical Systems

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, SCES reported there were 244 of 59,983 customers currently without power.

Alcoa Electric Department

As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, the Alcoa Electric Department reported there were 100 of 31,130 customers without power.

For the latest winter weather forecast, make sure to check the WATE Storm Team’s forecast online, download the WATE Weather App for updates and weather alerts, and watch WATE 6 On Your Side.

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as new information is made available.