Skip to Content

Power Restored To About 4,000 UCEMC Putnam Customers

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Power Restored To About 4,000 UCEMC Putnam Customers

In the past 12 hours, the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation has restored about 4,000 outages in Putnam County.

According to Mayor Randy Porter, about 6,500 customers are still without electricity. The Cookeville Electric Department has less than 300 without power.

Gainesboro Grade and Fisk Road will need the most work to restore power. Porter said two large breakers need to be repaired or replaced. Work has been ongoing for a couple days, but once achieved, a large portion of customers will regain electricity.

Brotherton Drive and Buck Mountain have about 500 outages. Porter said fallen trees caused significant damage to this portion of the county.

“The damage in that area with all the trees that has been blown down, blown over and across power lines is massive,” Porter said. “So, they are having to have cutting crews come to that area to help them cut out trees before they can restore the power.”

Porter said crews are still working heavily in the Bowman and Silver Point area. Porter said UCEMC is working from east to west towards Silver Point with the hope of having the majority of power restored at the end of Wednesday.

Most outages Double Springs and Popular Grove have been restored. Porter said there are a few isolated cases that still need work in this area.


The post Power Restored To About 4,000 UCEMC Putnam Customers appeared first on News Talk 94.1/AM 1600.