DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) -- A theft of copper from a power company substation caused a Friday morning blackout for about 6,000 people and closed schools for the day.
A Meigs County sheriff's dispatcher says most of the East Tennessee county was without power after the theft at a Volunteer Energy substation.
She said the outage started about 2 a.m. and power was restored about 7:30 a.m.
Schools were closed Friday. No arrests have been made.
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