Power Outages a Big Problem as More Power is Used to Keep Homes Warm

Power Outages a Big Problem as More Power is Used to Keep Homes Warm | power outages, power, power out, winter, arctic blast, Middle Tennessee arctic blast, Murfreesboro news, Murfreesboro

Ice is seen at a local dam.

With the freezing weather, residents are using more electricity than normal to keep their homes warm. The added use is causing problems for electric providers like Murfreesboro Electric. A number of power outages occurred on Tuesday morning and more could occur. Spokesperson for Murfreesboro Electric Amy Byers stated…

 

Byers said bundle up and try to leave your thermostat at 68-degrees or less.

In nearby LaVergne power was out for hours on Tuesday at Lake Forest Estates, which is one of the largest subdivisions in the state.  Emergency shelters were opened at the LaVergne City Hall, Police Station and Fire Station.

Emergency Shelter Addresses in LaVergne:

Fire Station 3, 301 Bill Stewart Blvd.
La Vergne City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Rd.
La Vergne Police Department, 5093 Murfreesboro Rd.

TVA Reported on Tuesday Morning

TVA’s power system reached a preliminary peak power demand of 32,460 megawatts at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday with the Valley’s average temperature at 4 degrees. This is the second highest winter peak in TVA history.

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