EPB: Power failure affected 13,000 in Chattanooga area Thursday evening

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UPDATE (8:20 p.m.):

EPB is working to repair a system failure they say affected thousands Thursday evening.

Spokesman John Pless released the following statement:

At 5:37 PM, an electric system component failure caused a cascade of outages that affected approximately 13,000 EPB customers in several areas including Moccasin Bend, Manufacturers Road, North Chattanooga, Red Bank, and Hixson. EPB responded immediately and restored service to the majority of impacted customers in about an hour. At this time, we’re working as quickly as possible to make repairs and restore service to the 200 customers who are still affected.

Depend on us to keep you posted as we learn more.


PREVIOUSLY:

Several areas of Chattanooga are experiencing power outages Thursday evening.

As of 6 p.m., significant power outages were shown on the EPB power outage map, including North Chattanooga, Signal Mountain, and in Hixson.

We reached out to EPB for more information. They tell us they are working on a fix, and are not yet sure what caused the problem.

If you are without power, please report the outage to EPB at the link here.

Depend on us to keep you posted as we learn more.

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