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Many in Montgomery County still without power

Posted at 8:42 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 23:29:46-04

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn (WTVF) — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported approximately 43,400 Tennesseans remain without power as of Monday morning. This including 7,000 without power in Montgomery County and no estimation on restoration.

Cumberland Electric has been out since Saturday's storms working to restore electricity. Member service manager, Seth Roberts said in total about 13,000 homes were without power.

"The difficulty is we got about 180 scattered outages; so those outages are affecting the 700 members and that’s a truck roll each one of those outages. So it will take some time to get the lights back on," said Roberts.

Roberts says much of the damage is scattered throughout the five counties they serve - the hardest hit being Montgomery and Stewart Counties. The after-math is also being seen at schools in the area.

Clarksville Montgomery County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, October 29. The delay will allow drivers to have full daylight to avoid possible hazards such as low-lying or downed power and communication lines. Due to continued partial power outages, students should not report to New Providence Middle School. However, New Providence employees should report to the school.

Greenwood Complex remains without power; therefore, classes at Greenwood are canceled for Tuesday.

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Crews will be working 24 hours in efforts to restore power to all those impacted.