Thousands of Knoxville residents without power following storms

Officials with the Knoxville Utilities Board reported thousands of people were without power following storms in west and north Knoxville on Saturday.
Lightning strikes in Kodak during a storm.
Lightning strikes in Kodak during a storm.(Mike Hemsley)
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 5:52 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2022 at 6:59 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Storms in west and north Knoxville took out power on Saturday evening.

As of 5:42 p.m., 7,202 residents were without power, according to the Knoxville Utilities Board’s outage map. The map reported that the estimated restoration time would be around 7:00 p.m. for all of the current outages.

However, as of 7:00 p.m., 1,368 residents were still without power.

“Crews are working to restore power to customers quickly and safely,” KUB officials tweeted on Saturday.

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