A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect until Monday afternoon as rain will be changing to snow in the high country during the overnight hours, inhibiting travel. Patchy ice my develop on bridges and overpasses region-wide around sunrise Monday. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Windy conditions will persist overnight as well, especially in the mountains.
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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