|Few customers remain without power|
|Wednesday, January 30, 2013|
By JENNIFER HORTON
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. “They’ve done an excellent job. The crews worked really hard. They’ve come a long way today.”