Around 1,100 Moore County residents wake up without power

As of early Tuesday morning, nearly 1,100 Moore County residents remained without power. DREMC linemen were forced to stop repair attempts Monday night when road conditions and falling trees made it dangerous to continue. (File Photo)

MOORE COUNTY — Faced with treacherous driving conditions and downed trees throughout their service areas, Duck River linemen and contractors were forced to stop their repair attempts Monday night due to safety concerns.

As ice accumulated on area trees, power lines and transformers popped across southern, middle Tennessee taking the power of nearly 9,000 DREMC customers with them. Early Tuesday morning, the local utility’s outage view page reported that linemen restored a little over 1,200 of those affected but nearly 8,000 remained without power including over 1,000 Lynchburg residents from as far north as the Motlow College area and as far south as Hurdlow.

DREMC district offices remain closed today so that all staff can focus on getting power restored to those impacted by the winter storm. Duck River reminded customer on Tuesday that there is no need to individually report power outage to local office. DREMC’s new wireless meters automatically report outages for customers.

According to Mayor Lewis, three Duck River repair crews were working in Moore County to restore power and Metro emergency crews were helping to remove downed trees and limbs.

Locally, most of the heavy sleet and freezing rain moved out of the area overnight but light snow continued to fall and could accumulate up to a half an inch to an inch, according to the National Weather Service.

Moore County officials warn that many area road remain covered in black ice and travel should be avoided if at all possible. •

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