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Power Outages Down To 400 Regionwide

Just over 400 outages remain in the Upper Cumberland Tuesday morning as crews continue the restoration efforts. 380 of those outages are in Overton County, according to County Executive Ben Danner. Danner said additional crews will be in the county first thing this morning to help with power restoration. Upper Cumberland Electric has been working since last Monday to restore ... Read More »

Free Cleanup Service Available Through Overton Co. EMA

Overton County Emergency Management is partnering with Team Rubicon to assist home owners with debris cleanup from last week’s ice storm. The non-profit is made of military veterans that are staying in Overton County for one week of relief. EMA Director Chris Masiongale said the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency sent the organization after a request from the county. “They don’t ... Read More »

Overton County Could Need Federal Assistance During Cleanup

Overton County Executive Ben Danner said state officials want damage assessments to determine if FEMA funds might be an option. Danner said Tennessee Forestry crews and local agencies are working to get trees cut so electric companies can restore power. Danner said with areas still in disaster there is a potential that Tennessee might need federal assistance with the clean ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed Today In Overton

Overton County Emergency Management needs volunteers to assist with cutting trees and checking on community members. Volunteers can meet at the 911 Center Saturday at 12 Noon. The center is located at 255 Industrial Park Drive. The chain saw crew members will assist crews in cutting trees along right-of-ways. The ability to use a saw, the ability to walk in ... Read More »

Just Over 5,000 Without Power Saturday Morning

Utility crews will get a weather reprieve Saturday as they try to restore power to more than 5,000 Upper Cumberland residents who remain without power. Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter said UCEMC crews reduced outages to about 2,300 Friday. Power restoration efforts continue in Silver Point, Dodson Branch, Algood, Buck/Brotherton Mountain, Baxter, Martin Creek, Bloomington Springs, Old Baxter Rd, Boma ... Read More »

Overton Co. Man Dies After Days Without Power

A 70-year-old Overton County man died Thursday while trying to seek help after being without power for multiple days. County Executive Ben Danner said fatalities from the cold have been a worry in Overton County with about 2,300 homes without power. “He had been out without power for a few days,” Danner said. “And, he was walking trying to get ... Read More »

Black Ice Friday Morning, Utility Progress Made

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Temperatures stand in the lower 20s across the Upper Cumberland Friday morning with some light snow and freezing drizzle falling in many areas. Patchy freezing fog may also be an issue. Most secondary roads are slick. Black ice will appear when you think roads are just damp. In other places, snow has stuck overnight to roadways, creating a very thin ... Read More »

Danner: Overton Outages Back Over 4K

Overnight snow added more weight to ice-covered trees causing more power issues in Overton County. Overton County Executive Ben Danner said UCEMC crews have had to backtrack over service already restored. “What’s frustrating for them, they get an area going when they move to another area and then where they were that goes back out,” Danner said. “When they get ... Read More »

2-4 Inches Of Snow, Roads Icy, More Power Restored

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Major roads are clear Thursday morning with patches of slush, especially bridges, overpasses, and exit ramps after overnight snow. Secondary roads are slushy to snow covered and very icy, especially in areas that saw freezing rain and drizzle at the end of the snow. Two to four inches of snow fell overnight across the Upper Cumberland with three inches most ... Read More »

UCEMC Reduces Outages To 20%

Roughly about 20 percent of Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation customers are without power. At the beginning of Wednesday, that number was at about 35 percent. CEO Jennifer Brogdon said outages were as low as 15 percent, but trees continued to fall throughout the day. “The issue is with the weight of the snow and the ice still on the ... Read More »