Power restored to many in Knox Co.

Power outages across Knox County and surrounding areas left thousands without power early Monday.

Knoxville Utilities Board workers responding to power outages in South Knoxville early on July 2nd, 2012. (WVLT)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Power outages across Knox County and surrounding areas left thousands without power Monday morning.

At 5 a.m., the Knoxville Utilities Board reported just under 16,000, but that number reduced to 416 at 6 a.m.

The majority of the power outages were in South Knoxville, with 1345 customers without power at 5 a.m.

Temperatures could reach as high as 98 degrees on Monday.

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