Wreck snaps power for thousands of customers in east Tennessee

Hwy 58 Wreck

from VEC

DECATUR, Tennessee (WDEF) – A crash this afternoon in Meigs County knocked out power for thousands of customers.

It happened on Highway 58 north above Decatur after 3 PM.

Two pickup trucks collided, but they managed to take out a main power line.

Volunteer Energy Cooperative reported that the line took out around 2,400 meters in both Meigs and Roane Counties.

In a Facebook post, they said “A double circuit pole is broken and should take 6-8 hours to repair.”

By 8PM, almost two thousand homes were still without power in Roane County, but most of the Meigs customers were back online.

Categories: Local News, Meigs County

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