Little impact from weather locally, but elsewhere …

Jessica Wong

By early morning Tuesday, Oak Ridge had felt the effects of storms coming through the area. The city shared to its Facebook page reports of hail in Harriman and Oak Ridge from local TV station WBIR. Still, however, as of 10:34 a.m., city Communications Specialist Lauren Grey stated there had […]

By early morning Tuesday, Oak Ridge had felt the effects of storms coming through the area.

The city shared to its Facebook page reports of hail in Harriman and Oak Ridge from local TV station WBIR. Still, however, as of 10:34 a.m., city Communications Specialist Lauren Grey stated there had been “nothing significant an/or life threatening.”

In an email, she said “a couple of trees” fell and the rain caused “minor flooding” along Poplar Creek. 

She also said the city did not experience any widespread power outages. She said there were three small outages which occurred at different times. Together, 18 customers lost power, all of which had been restored as of 10:34 a.m., she stated. All scheduled maintenance work had temporarily stopped.

The city gave additional details about the power outage on its Facebook page and its effects on electric lines. Oak Ridge Electric Crews worked to make repairs to some broken or damaged power poles and restore power along North Walker Lane and East Drive. 

About 400 Oak Ridge Electric customers were without power as of 12:40 p.m.

Repair crews work on storm damage in Oak RIdge.

“In less than an hour, that is expected to be reduced to about 20 customers. The final 20 customers will be without power while the power pole is being replaced,” the city stated.

A tree down on Cumberland View near Concord knocked out power in the area at 1:52 p.m. 

The city gave the following tips.

“Never drive over laying or hanging power lines. You never know if the line is live.

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