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DREMC reports few outages associated with latest winter storm

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm

The winter blast that brought freezing rain, sleet and snow to Middle Tennessee last night and this morning did not disrupt electric service like the two ice storms that hit in February.

Linemen worked scattered power outages on the Duck River Electric Membership Corp. system as precipitation changed from sleet to snow soon after daybreak. The freezing rain, which would have led to icing on power lines and trees, was minor compared to forecasted amounts.

The largest outage occurred when a tree fell on a three-phase circuit along Hawthorn Hill in Bedford County this morning. Service has been restored to the 141 co-op members affected.

In Moore County, 70 members were without power after a tree fell on a tap. Their service has been restored.

Sewanee appeared to have received more ice buildup than other parts of the DREMC service territory. However, no power outages had been reported as of 9 a.m.

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