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Nashville Electric Service issues statement on overnight power outages

Posted: 7:36 AM, Jun 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-22 08:36:56-04
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For all of the Nashville residents still without power following the storms from overnight, Nashville Electric Service (NES) has issued a statement on the issue.

According to the statement, they had upwards of 48,000 outages across their service area last night. That number has been reduced to 22,000 as they've worked to restore power.

NES also said the outages include ten broken poles and 68 fallen power lines. Remember to stay away from downed wires.

For those experiencing an extended power outage, NES recommends turning off or disconnecting appliances, equipment or electronics.

NES adds that a full freezer should keep its temperature for about 48 hours. A refrigerator, on the other hand, will only keep food cold for about four hours.

You can report a power outage to NES by calling (615) 234-0000. If you have registered for text message service, you can also text "OUT" to 637797 to report an outage.

The full statement from NES is below.

NES crews are continuing to work around the clock to restore power to Middle Tennessee this morning. At this hour, we have approximately 22,000 customers without power. That’s down from 48,000 from overnight. High winds caused trees and power lines to fall across the region, knocking out power. Currently, we have 10 broken poles and 68 fallen lines along with scattered outages throughout our service area. We remind you to stay away from downed wires, and we ask for your patience as we work to restore power.

To report a power outage, call 615-234-000, text “OUT” to 637797 if you have registered for text message service, or go to our website, nespower.com , if you have signed up for an online account.

If you are experiencing an extended power outage:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. The refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours.
  • Gather food supplies that do not require refrigeration.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances, equipment or electronics. Power may return with momentary “surges.”