UPDATE: Lights back on for 9,000 customers in Cumberland Co.

Affected communities:
Alloway Crab Orchard
Grassy Hometead
Lake Tansi Midway
Ozone Vandever



CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A massive power outage left thousands of people in Cumberland Co. in the dark early Monday morning. According to the Volunteer Energy Energy Cooperative (VEC), around 9,000 customers lost power around 3:15 a.m. It was finally restored about 8 hours later.

The outage covered much of the the south-southeast portion of the county, all of the way to the Rhea and Bledsoe County lines. (see full list of affected communities on right)

The company blamed the outage on a transmission line failure caused by extensive damage to a pole between the Pruett Towers, just south of Homestead School, and the substation at 1499 Highway 70E. Crews replaced the pole.

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