Author: Staff Report Source: The Rogersville Review
January 18, 201312:00 p.m.Holston Electric Cooperative Outage
Update Holston Electric Cooperative crews and additional contract crews are working
throughout the system. Repairs are slow when the ground is frozen, poles are broken and
transformers and other equipment are on the ground. The outage count continues to fluctuate up and
As repairs are completed and power is restored for some, other areas are losing
power as heavy snow mounds fall onto power lines and trip circuit breakers. At noon today 2,370
customers are without power. This involves 167 separate outage location sites. Members
should prepare for possible extended outages throughout Friday and into the weekend.
All substation breakers are energized, with the remaining outages being
"scattered" across the 525 square-mile service area. In addition, many individual service lines are
down in yards. These repairs will be worked until power is available to all members.
Additional line crews from Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative and Fort Loudoun Electric
Cooperative are arriving this afternoon to assist Holston Electric crews with system
The safety of customers and employees is always the first priority at Holston
Electric. Remember to avoid any downed or sagging power lines and never attempt to move or cut
a tree that is in contact with a power line. The lines could be energized even though they may
appear to be out of service.We appreciate the patience, gratitude and concern members have expressed
throughout this snow emergency.
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