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NES monitoring winter storm, says it's fully staffed for power outages

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 14:34:06-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Electric Service officials said they’re working with the Office of Emergency Management to monitor the winter storm that's currently impacting Middle Tennessee.

Right now, NES is reporting about 80 outages and said crews are working to restore power those affected areas.

NES said it’s fully staffed to respond to any outages and also has crews on standby if more help is needed. Additionally, NES said crews came in over the weekend to prepare bucket trucks with extra equipment for the storm response.

Customers were urged to charge their electronic devices now and have an emergency kit ready, including non-perishable food, water, blankets and flashlights with fresh batteries. If power lines fall, NES said to never go near a downed line. You should assume it is live, stay away and call 911.

If you experience a power outage, report it through NESPower.com or by calling 615-234-0000 or by texting “OUT” to 637797 (NESPWR) if you’ve enabled the texting function on your account.