Maryville, Blount County (AP) -- Electricity was knocked out to part of Downtown Maryville Tuesday when an inactive high-voltage power line fell during installation and brought down a city power line.
A contractor was replacing a 161-kilovolt Tennessee Valley Authority line that serves a large Alcoa aluminum plant when it fell on a Maryville Electric Light & Power company line along US Highway 321 around 10:00 a.m.
TVA spokesman John Moulton says the TVA line was not live and no one was injured. Officials say some cars in a K-Mart parking lot were damaged.
The outage affected traffic signals and police directed traffic as crews worked to restore power.
Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.