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Appalachian Power map: Hundreds of customer outages reported Monday | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Appalachian Power on Monday morning reported hundreds of customer outages throughout multiple communities in Sullivan and Hawkins counties following a storm Sunday night. According to an area outage map, there are 1,239 customer outages total in Northeast Tennessee communities — many cited to be due to “tree contact.” Hundreds of customer […]
Eastman releases cause of July 22 power outage | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Eastman Chemical Company announced Monday that they have determined the cause of the power outage that hit the plant on July 22. According to a release from the company, the outage was “due to a switch over to an upgraded control system software program for its largest powerhouse at the site.” […]
Power outages to affect Johnson City | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – BrightRidge tree-trimming contractors will be performing maintenance on power lines resulting in temporary outages for downtown Johnson City on Monday, a press release from the company says. According to the release, power will be disconnected from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, August 1, with approximately 25 homes in the […]
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‘Tree contact’ caused power outage for hundreds in Abingdon | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – Hundreds were without power in Abingdon Monday morning, according to Appalachian Power. The Appalachian Power Outage Map reported that as of 11:19 a.m., 902 customers were without power on the north side of Abingdon. As of 11:56 a.m., only 13 customers lacked power in the area. The map states that the […]
Storms result in power outages across the region | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Thousands of people were still without power as of 11 p.m. after severe thunderstorms rolled through the region. According to BrightRidge, just over 1,400 (down from more than 3,000) of its customers were without electricity. Around 1,000 Appalachian Power customers in Sullivan County were without power. The utility also reported […]
Thousands of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee residents were without electricity Saturday morning, according to Appalachian Power's outage map.
Widespread power outages plague region after severe weather | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
UPDATE: Officials say that the traffic lights in Elizabethton have been fixed. ———————————————————————————————————————— (WJHL) Tenn/Va. – Areas throughout the Tri-Cities region are experiencing power outages due to severe weather that came through on Friday. Southwest Virginia has been hit the hardest and according to PowerOutage.US, there are thousands without power. As of approximately 11 p.m. […]
TVA asks customers to reduce power usage amid heat wave | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
(WJHL) — Temperatures in the mid-90s loom ahead in the Tri-Cities this week, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) asked that customers reduce their power usage to avoid outages. TVA officials stated in a news release that the system expects the highest June temperatures in over a decade, which […]
Power restored to thousands after BrightRidge outages | WJHL | Tri-Cities News & Weather Open Navigation Close Navigation
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Several outages in Washington County, Tennessee left thousands of BrightRidge customers temporarily without power. Earlier Wednesday, BrightRidge reported more than 10,000 customers in several communities were experiencing outages. However, as of 2 p.m., most customers had power restored with only 38 still without. News Channel 11 reached out to BrightRidge […]
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.