JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Thousands were without power Thursday evening after severe weather swept across the region, but most outages have been resolved.


BrightRidge reported just more than 1,000 customers without power as of 11:00 p.m., down from more than 15,000 earlier.

BrightRidge said it was working to repair “numerous spans of wire downed” due to the storms. A major transmission line was restored previously, which returned power to around 5,000 customers.

Crews had restored power to around 8,000 customers by 4:30 p.m.

Appalachian Power

In Southwest Virginia, Appalachian Power reported 273 outages in Washington County and 255 outages in Smyth County as of 9:30 p.m.

In Northeast Tennessee, most outages have been resolved.

Greeneville Light and Power

Greeneville Light and Power reported 92 customers without service as of 11 p.m.

Holston Electric

Holston Electric reported no outages as of 11 p.m.