|Published: 8:59 AM, 07/18/2013
||Last updated: 9:00 AM, 07/18/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Thunderstorms Wednesday evening caused numerous
power outages in Cocke County.
According to a statement from Jimmy Robertson of Newport
Utilities, three feeder circuits out of Cosby substation tripped during the
storm and other outages were scattered in the Cosby area affecting
approximately 3,000 customers.
Outage durations ranged from 1 hour to 7 hours with an
average of 2.6 hours. Most of the damage was due to lightning and some
trees falling on the lines. All power was restored to customers by 2:30
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