JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – UPDATE: Power has been restored after an outage on Monday morning left more than 8,200 BrightRidge customers without power.
According to BrightRidge Director of Public and Governmental Affairs Timothy Whaley, a tree fell through a main power line, causing the outage.
Whaley said the line was severely damaged, but the majority of the load was quickly switched to other circuits.
Power was restored quickly, but repairs continue.
Thousands are without power as of 9 a.m. on Monday morning, according to BrightRidge’s Electric Outage Map.
BrightRidge reports 8,241 customers are without power across its coverage area, primarily in the Northwest Johnson City, Boones Creek and Gray areas.
According to the outage map, 82% of customers in the Boones Creek area are without power.
All of the outages were reported between around 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
To check BrightRidge outages, click here.
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