UPDATE - Back at Full Power: The WGNS Radio Tower and Transmitter were without power Friday afternoon, after strong winds downed trees on the electric lines leading to the transmitter site. From 12-noon UNTIL 5pm, WGNS was only able to broadcast online. As soon as the trees were removed from the power lines, the WGNS transmitter was back to full power. Again, WGNS was back on the air within a few hours, thanks to the hard work of Middle Tennessee Electric!
Electrical issues seem to be a large problem on Friday, June 17, 2022 in multiple areas. Throughout Middle Tennessee, approximately 30,000 customers were without power. A lot of the outages were tied to storms moving into and then slowly out of the area.
In Rutherford County, residents in several areas of Murfreesboro were impacted by outages that hit sections of Haynes Drive, Pitts Lane, the area around Mitchel Neilson Schools, North Tennessee Blvd. near Wenlon Drive, several roads off of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Bradyville Road near Middle Tennessee Blvd. and Barfield Road near the River Downs subdivision.
While several thousand people were without electricity around noon on Friday, the list of addresses with a lack of power dwindled to about 550 addresses by 3PM.
Smyrna residents were also impacted by outages. The areas included sections of the Old Nashville Highway, Rock Springs Road and Weakley Lane near Sam Ridley Parkway. You can see the Middle Tennessee Electric outage map HERE.
In Walter Hill, outages were confirmed in the area of West Jefferson Pike at Lebanon Road (HWY 231).
In Music City, more than 15,000 Nashville Electric customers lacked electricity around noon on Friday. See the Nashville Electric outage map HERE.
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