UPDATE: EPB says 1% of customers without power

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — As of noon on Tuesday, EPB says 1% of customers are still experiencing power outages following the overnight wind and rain.

EPB also says the SmartGrid helped 32,000 customers experience little to no impact from the weather.

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The remaining outages will require “extensive work to resolve at nearly 300 work locations” in the area, according to EPB.

EPB says these remaining outages could last into the night.


 



CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The rain has been coming down all day and all night. The gusty winds have created problems all across the viewing area as well.

The wind has taken down trees, which in result have knocked over power lines.

EPB crews have spent the evening out in force.

As of 9:45 p.m, more than 96% of EPB customers have power. The smart grid is preventing and rapidly restoring power to thousands of customers.

EPB will continue to work through the night and into Tuesday morning to restore customers as quickly as possible.

Customers can report an outage and continually monitor restoration efforts with the myEPB app. Customers are also welcome to call 423-648-1EPB.

Schools have also responded to the storms. Here is the list of schools that have closed or delayed classes due to the weather.