LCUB: Fallen tree leads to power outages for thousands

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Lenoir City Utilities Board says a power outage affecting over 2,000 customers was caused by a fallen tree and power should be restored soon.

LCUB told WATE 6 On Your Side a tree fell on a three-phase line, knocking out the McFee substation. This caused outages in West Knox County and eastern Loudon County. They said at 9:40 p.m. that most people’s power should be restored within half an hour, but for others it could be a few hours.

By 10:30 p.m., all power was restored, according to LCUB’s website.

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