By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation crews worked all day Wednesday to restore power to most of their customers in Wilson County who lost power as a result of the nasty weather earlier in the morning.
Spokesperson Todd Palmer said there were approximately 15,000 customers without electricity as the high winds and rain which included an EF-2 tornado in Mt. Juliet roared through beginning about 3:25 a.m.
As of about 4:30 p.m., there were 337 customers remaining without power, including four in Mt. Juliet, off Highway 70/Lebanon Road.
Palmer said there still a few customers in the area north of Lebanon proper without power and located along Hunters Point Pike, Canoe Branch Road, Lakeview Drive and Providence Road off Hartsville Pike, essentially the northern portion of Wilson County. In addition, he said, there was an outage along Bluebird Road, north of I-40.
He put the number of those without electricity as of Wednesday afternoon at approximately 250 or more.
Crews had replaced all power poles in the Mt. Juliet area, Palmer said, adding there were still some meters that would need to be replaced because of damage from the tornado.
Palmer praised the work of the crews who responded early Wednesday and worked through the day. Theyve done an excellent job. The crews worked really hard. Theyve come a long way today.
Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.