Hundreds still without power in Clarksville after weekend storms

Posted at 8:53 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 10:06:38-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn . (WTVF) — Hundreds of people in Clarksville are still in the dark after storms knocked out power over the weekend.

The Clarksville Department of Electricity says repairs are taking longer than crews hoped.

Clarksville Montgomery County Schools were back in session on Thursday despite the ongoing clean up. Students who are unable to get to school because of the storm damage will be excused from class.

As of Thursday morning, nearly 1,200 homes and businesses were without power.

CDE said crews have been working through the night, but weather isn't helping with the restoration efforts.

The storm left debris in the streets around the city. Nearly 10 neighborhoods had to be cleaned up.

City leaders say it takes time because trees have to be cut in six-foot sections and put to the side before crews can even get to the problems.

It's also been tough for people to get around because dozens of traffic signals need to be fixed. As of Wednesday night, two intersections still needed attention.