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Power still down for around 250 in Moore County

Ledford Mill resident Tanya Vann woke up Thursday morning to the sight of Duck River utility trucks and linemen on Motlow College Road near her home. (Photo Credit: Tanya Vann)

LEDFORD MILL COMMUNITY — Lots of school children woke up Thursday morning excited about the possibility of playing in the three to five inches of snow that blanketed Moore County overnight but Ledford Mill resident Tanya Vann woke up excited to see a Duck River Electric Membership Cooperative (DREMC) truck in her neighborhood.

The Metro School Board member and her husband, Matt, have been without power since Monday due to multiple downed trees in the Motlow College and Ledford Mill communities.

“Thankfully we’ve had a generator but I felt thrilled to see them in my neighborhood,” she said.

According to their outage map, DREMC estimates that 252 Moore County homes remained without power on Thursday. That number was down considerably from the 1,100 Moore County customers who were down on Wednesday. DREMC linemen worked overnight to restore power to as many homes as possible. Those that remained without power were in areas hard to access by utilities vehicles.

Vann says her new neighbors, Robert, Michelle, and Cade Sanders, stopped by to help clear debris to help Duck River crews access line. The family recently moved to the Ledford Mill area from Oklahoma. “Our Powell Hollow Road neighbors stopped by too,” she says. “Everyone is helping out.” (Photo Credit: Tanya Vann)

Ledford Mill and Charity hit the hardest

Those still without power on Thursday morning were mostly in the heaviest hit area of the county including Ledford Mill, Motlow College, Charity, and New Herman.

On Wednesday, Metro Mayor Bonnie Lewis told The Times that those communities were hit the hardest by the winter storm.

“Charity and Ledford Mill communities have been hit the hardest. It looks like a war zone out there,” she said. “There are still downed trees and power line everywhere.”

For those still without power, Moore County High School remains open as a get warm shelter with food, blankets, cots, and access to showers. First responders can help get residents safely to the shelter if necessary.

To view the DREMC outage map, go to outagemap.DREMC.com:8182 and for help getting to the MCHS shelter call 931-307-6506 or 931-759-7323. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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