Power Restored To Lipscomb After Outages

Posted at 10:50 AM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 11:50:44-05

Power has been restored to Lipscomb University and Academy after early morning outages pushed back exam times and canceled classes for many students.   

The university said in a Tweet Monday morning that crews with the Nashville Electric Service worked throughout the morning to restore the issue. Exams scheduled for 8 a.m. were moved to 9 a.m.  

Additionally, grades 5-12 were dismissed at Lipscomb Academy due to outages; however, the elementary school was not affected.   

Lipscomb University has since said that power is restored and normal exam schedules resumed at 11 a.m. Follow the latest updates from the school here.  

A cold front moving through Nashville downed trees and power lines overnight, leaving hundreds of families in the dark. 

The Nashville Electric Service reported about 2,400 outages overnight, while the Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperation reported some 2,100 in the dark. 

The front also brought wind gusts of up to 20 mph, which downed trees and limbs across the city. 

In west Nashville, a tree fell on several cars and caused electrical concerns for some time. Crews were dispatched to remove the large tree from the road.