BrightRidge: Scattered power outages reported due to high winds

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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Officials at BrightRidge says they have received numerous reports of downed trees in Johnson City and Washington County, TN.

BrightRidge says high winds combined with water saturated soil caused a “significant” number of trees to fall.  

According to the utility’s outage map, nearly 2300 customers are without power.  The map indicates more than 1200 customers along Cherokee Road in Johnson City are without power. 

The following is a statement from BrightRidge: 

Heavily saturated soil and windy conditions have felled a significant number of trees particularly in the vicinity of Cherokee Road to University Parkway and along State Highway 107 in southern Washington County. As a result, BrightRidge continues to experience scattered outages, principally through the southern half of the service area. Falling trees and tree limbs will continue to impact service throughout the day as windy conditions are forecast to persist through this evening. All available BrightRidge crews and associated contractors have been deployed to assist in restoration efforts.

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