More than 2K still without power in Nashville after damaging winds

Posted at 1:19 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 14:19:26-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Electric Service crews have gotten the number of power outages down to 2,300.

NES shared the update Friday, nearly a week after damaging winds moved through the area, knocking out power to 131,000.

Officials say crews are still working to replace more than 250 poles and repair damaged lines.

If you’re still without power and using a generator, NES says to follow safety guidelines. Do not operate a generator inside due to carbon monoxide concerns, and do not connect a generator to a home electrical system.

NES is also extending its grace period for disconnections for non-payment and waiver of late fees until June 30.

National Weather Service officials say Sunday's line of storms was likely the worst straight-line wind event in Middle Tennessee since 2004.