Roane County shelter to remain open through Wednesday morning

(source: Harriman Utility Board)

HARRIMAN (WATE) – A shelter created at Harriman High School for people affected by the weekend storms in Roane County is set to be open through noon Wednesday.

Police Chief Derek Pacifico says most areas around Harriman have power back on, and water has been restored as well. He says the deadline to check in at the shelter to stay overnight Tuesday night is 9 p.m. as they will be closing the doors overnight and not manning an empty shelter. Doors will reopen Wednesday at 7 a.m.

Pacifico says they no longer need donations, but people are welcome to contribute directly to the American Red Cross.

The Harriman Utility Board says it is working around the clock to restore power to customers still in the dark after the storms and they are receiving help from surrounding utility districts. They are warning people to stay away from down power lines.

 

 

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