Down power lines close Maynardville Highway in Union County

MAYNARDVILLE (WATE) – Maynardville Highway is closed in both directions in the main part of Maynardville, according to dispatchers, after a transformer blew and power lines went down across the roadway.

The closure is from Oakland Road to Bertha’s Place. Dispatchers say there are trees down all across the county. Knoxville Utilities Board and Pike Electric are on the scene. Officials did not know how long it would take to reopen the road and repair the damage.

KUB reports just over 200 outages in the Maynardville area.

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