NES outages down to 29,000, coronavirus hampering recovery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Nashville Electric Service reported just over 29,000 homes and businesses were still without power Wednesday morning.
That’s down from a high of some 134,000 outages immediately following Sunday night’s storms.
NES says it’s brought in roughly 90 contract lineman from three states to help out. Company CEO Decosta Jenkins is looking for still more crews, but says coronavirus is making that difficult.
Jenkins has warned it could be up to two weeks before power can be restored to every customer.