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Two Cookeville Power Outages Over Weekend

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Two circuit outages through the Fourth of July weekend caused some Cookeville residents and businesses to lose power.

Electric Department Director Carl Haney said the outage Friday took over three hours to repair.

“It was caused by a transformer failure in one of our subdivisions,” Haney said. “When that happened it also caused a piece of equipment to fall right outside of our substation. That had South Jefferson, and part of Interstate Drive and such off.”

Haney said the second outage occurred Saturday morning during a storm. A tree fell across some power lines along Bill Smith Road. He said power was out for Bill Smith Road, Holladay Road and near the Industrial Park.

“What happened was we had brought par of it back on,” Haney said. “We try to get as many customers as we can back on until we can isolate the actual problem. Sometimes we’ll isolate that problem, get everybody back on, and then it just depends on loads and what the situation is. Sometimes we’ll have to take it back off for a moment to bring those customers back.”


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