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. outages by county are as follows:

  • Lee – 1,084 without power
  • Scott – 645
  • Wise – 3,402
  • Dickenson – 1,541
  • Russell – 2,084
  • Buchanan – 1,119
  • Tazewell – 752
  • Washington – 1,995
  • Smyth – 1,491

In Tennesse the outages are not as widespread with PowerOutage.US reporting 265 customers without power in Sullivan County, 93 without power in Washinton County and 110 without power in Hancock County.

You can check outage maps based on providers by visiting the links below:

Other issues following the weather include multiple traffic lights out on the East side of Elizabtheton, especially near the Carter County Jail, according to Carter County Dispatch.

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley told News Channel 11 that in the south end of the county, a downed tree has knocked out telephone lines and blocked Highway 352.