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Power Outage Plagues 5,000 Watertown Residents

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WATERTOWN, Tenn.- In Wilson County Sunday,  a blackout left more than 5,000 people without power on what has turned out to be the hottest day of the year.

For six hours straight, residents in Watertown and the surrounding area did not have electricity.

Three Forks Market on Sparta Pike was without power from about 9:00 am to noon, but they did not lose any of their food items due to the outage. The store remained open despite having no power, no gas pumps, and no cash registers. Customers were allowed to pay for goods with cash.

According to a utility spokesperson, around 9:17 Sunday morning there was a substation failure. The cause of the failure has not been determined; however, roughly 5,000 people were affected. The power company was able to restore service to customers throughout the day. By 3:50, power was completely restored to all customers.

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