Crews work into night restoring power knocked out by storms

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 6:01pm

Update 1:15 a.m.:  Fewer than 200 customers were without power.

Update 11:45 p.m.: About 650 NES customers were still without power.

Update 6:45 p.m.: The number of customers reported without power has been reduced to 2,100.

Strong storms that continue to sweep across the Mid-state knocked out power to 6,000 Nashville Electric Service customers including Nashville International Airport.

Power has been restored to the airport, but there may be some slight flight delays tonight, according MNAA spokesperson Emily Richard.

“The airport never closed,” she said. “There were some delays but everything is fully operational now.”

A color-coded map on the NES outage site shows outages in almost every part of Davidson County. Some areas show “up to 10” but most show “11-100 customers” and a few with “Over 100.”

Hard hit areas include the northeastern corner of the downtown loop, Interstate 40 from the Interstate 24 split to the airport and Interstate 65 south at 440. Those areas have more than 100 customers without power

A NES update at 5:14 p.m. also reported areas along Lebanon Pike near the Wilson County line, an area of Charlotte in west Nashville and large swath of customers of borth sides of Murfreesboro Road in south Nashville.

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1 Comment on this post:

By: WayneJ on 6/9/10 at 5:55

Elm Hill Pike was CLOSED in both directions @ 12:45 p.m. just east of Massman Drive in front of the old Aladdin facility with a bunch of trucks working on electrical lines. Also looked as if a YRC pup trailer had hit the ditch eastbound there. Was still CLOSED each way @ 6:30. Connected, I assume?